Metropolis should defend higher – Dias
Manchester Metropolis defender Ruben Dias has criticised his facet’s defending following their 3-1 Champions League win over Porto.
Metropolis recovered from going a purpose down to gather all three factors, with Sergio Aguero levelling from the spot earlier than Ilkay Gundogan’s free-kick and Ferran Torres’ tremendous strike sealed the win.
Nonetheless, Dias was lower than impressed along with his facet’s defending within the build-up to Luis Diaz’s opener for Porto.
“We can not concede a purpose like that,” Dias instructed BT Sport .
“Somebody must cease him and we have to regroup in a greater method however soccer is about errors and studying from them. The groups that study higher are the groups that develop higher.”
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Fernandinho may miss as much as six weeks – Guardiola
Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola says he expects to be with out midfielder Fernandinho for as much as six weeks because the membership’s harm record continues to develop.
Metropolis are already lacking Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus whereas Nathan Ake was additionally pressured to overlook the Porto recreation.
And whereas Guardiola ought to welcome Laporte and De Bruyne again to coaching forward of Saturday’s journey to West Ham United, Fernandinho will probably be unavailable for for much longer after he hobbled off simply 10 minutes after approaching towards Porto.
“It is unhealthy information [on Fernandinho],” mentioned Guardiola .
“It is in his leg I believe he will probably be out for 4 to 6 weeks. it’s a huge blow for us as a result of we want individuals there.”
Metropolis scuffling with health points – Gundogan
In the meantime, Gundogan admits that Metropolis are struggling to take care of a totally match squad after dropping Ake and Fernandinho.
Metropolis have been beset by harm worries all through the beginning of the season whereas Gundogan is working his method again to full health after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
“I believe we’re struggling at this second a little bit bit,” he instructed BT Sport .
“Fernandinho went off within the final minute. We’ve just a few injured gamers. We’ve gamers in numerous situations. Even me, I am not 100 per cent but as a result of I used to be out with Covid for a few weeks.
“We’re all in numerous moments. It is the problem this season and it is not going to finish for some time. We’ll take each recreation, we have now sufficient gamers of the standard to play.
“It isn’t going to be troublesome for Pep to decide on the XI as a result of some gamers will probably be drained, they cannot play each recreation, others have to play. Clearly we’re glad that we have now an enormous squad however not everyone seems to be but there and never everyone seems to be at 100 per cent.”