Pep Guardiola confirms that Ilkay Gundogan will miss EPL tie against Everton

Pep Guardiola confirms that Ilkay Gundogan will miss EPL tie against Everton

- Pep Guardiola will be missing the services of Gundogan for match against Everton

- The Spaniard also explained that Kevin De Bruyne and Aguero have returned to training

- Manchester City are currently topping the Premier League table

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Pep Guardiola who is the manager of Premier League giants Manchester City has confirmed that impressive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not be available for their coming game against Everton.

This is not a good development for the Premier League leaders considering how Gundogan has been helpful for the progress of the side this season.

Gundogan who was named the Premier League Player of the Month for January limped out of Saturday’s victory over Tottenham with a slight groin strain.

According to the report on GOAL, the Spaniard explained that Sergio Aguero and and Kevin De Bruyne have returned to full training.

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Kevin De Bruyne was out for Manchester City for the whole of last month and Guardiola is hoping that his return will be of great advantage for the club.

Guardiola explained that the rest of his players are okay except Nathan Ake.

“Gundo is much better but I don't think he will be available for tomorrow. The rest of the players are okay except Nathan Ake.
“Sergio has been injured for a year, so cannot start from the beginning but is ready to come back. He was on the bench for the last game and will be again. When he can return he will do.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City are currently occupying first position on the Premier League table while their opponents Everton occupy seventh.

Manchester City players in action.

Pep Guardiola confirms that Ilkay Gundogan will miss EPL tie against Everton. Photo by Chloe Knott
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Earlier, had reported how Pep Guardiola is proud of his Manchester City squad for their impressive performances despite not having anyone like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or even Neymar in his team.

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The Citizens are edging closer to winning their third Premier League title in the last four seasons as they sit at the summit of the table with 53 points.

Manchester United are the closest to them and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are seven points behind their rivals while defending champions are fourth on the table with 40 points.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur slipped to ninth on the log after their recent 3-0 defeat to the Etihad Stadium side.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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