Manchester City defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker will each miss Tuesday’s Champions League opener at Sevilla by way of damage, supervisor Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
Neither participant was included in City’s travelling squad for the Group G conflict on the Roman Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Right-back Walker was compelled off within the latter phases of Saturday’s Premier League draw at Aston Villa whereas Stones has additionally picked up a knock.
Guardiola stated at a press convention, reported by the membership: “(They are) injured. John is not much. Kyle is not much too, but I don’t know if he will be ready for Saturday, or (Borussia) Dortmund or Wolves before the international break.”
The pair’s absence may see deadline day signing Manuel Akanji are available for his City debut.
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips has travelled to Spain after a spell out with a shoulder damage and will additionally characteristic.
Guardiola is anticipating a tricky encounter regardless of Sevilla’s poor type.
Julen Lopetegui’s facet, who completed fourth in LaLiga final season, have collected only one level from their opening 4 video games.
The City boss stated: “Always teams in Spain are so tough – they have dominated in the last 15 years.
“We have to be prepared because they will be aggressive.”