Manchester City are planning a warm-weather coaching camp in Abu Dhabi throughout the upcoming winter break, supervisor Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
A visit has not but been finalised however it’s potential because the champions don’t have any fixture on the weekend of January 21-22, their designated free date throughout the Premier League’s staggered winter pause.
Guardiola took a bunch of gamers not concerned within the latter phases of the World Cup to the United Arab Emirates, house of proprietor Sheikh Mansour, final season and desires to do related with the entire squad.
The City boss feels will probably be a perfect approach to put together for the second half of the season because the membership look to defend their home and European titles.
Guardiola stated: “After Newcastle, if it’s possible, we go to Abu Dhabi again, all together.
“Last season we were there in the World Cup and it had an incredible impact for the staff and everyone. The five titles (we won) prove it.
“We go there to train in better weather, to be together – training, training and training to prepare for the second part of the season. That is the plan but maybe we’ll change it, I don’t know yet.”
City will start the brand new 12 months with their FA Cup third-round tie in opposition to Championship Huddersfield subsequent Sunday.
The sport may see the return to motion of Kevin De Bruyne after the playmaker, who has not featured since August, was an unused substitute for Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United.
Guardiola stated: “He is almost close. We asked each other to come to the bench, to start to be in the locker room. It’s been three months, a lot of time he’s been out.
“He’s training good and he’ll start to get minutes to get his best. It’s incredible news.
“We’re also waiting on Jeremy (Doku), Erling (Haaland) and John Stones. The second part of the season is already here and we’ll need everyone.”