Guardiola praises Sterling while winger declares himself fit for the confrontation between Man City and Real Madrid
“His natural physical condition, the regeneration, is great”: Pep Guardiola praises Raheem Sterling while winger prepares for the Manchester City’s Champions League confrontation with Real Madrid
- The Man City manager confirmed that Sterling had declared itself fit to participate
- The winger has missed the last two games against West Ham and Leicester City
- Guardiola praised his natural condition after he was quickly recovered from his injury
- Doctors advised the 25-year-old to sit the last two games, even though they felt fit
Raheem Sterling has given Manchester City a big boost by declaring itself fit for Wednesday’s Champions League match at Real Madrid.
The English international has missed City’s last two games, victories against West Ham and Leicester City, with a hamstring injury.
Sterling felt that he had recovered considerably to play a role in those games, but club doctors warned.
Raheem Sterling is fit and available for the Manchester City draw match in Madrid
The winger missed victories over West Ham and Leicester after sustaining a hamstring injury
Pep Guardiola has the 25-year-old fully fit and available to start at the Bernabeu for the last 16 first leg, however.
“Raheem is fit. His natural physical condition, the regeneration, is great, “Guardiola said. “He told us he could play against West Ham and Leicester, but the doctors said to be careful. It’s a good sign. He is fit and ready. “
Guardiola insisted that City be convinced that they would revoke their two-year ban on the Champions League when they appeal to the Arbitration Court for Sport.
The Spaniard, who congratulated the real boss Zinedine Zidane, claimed that city leaders had shown him why they will be acquitted.
The 25-year-old was advised to play in the last two games, even though he declared himself fit enough
Pep Guardiola praised the natural physical condition and regeneration of the English international
“We were suspected for a long time,” he added. “We have the right to appeal. I trust the people in my club, they explained the reasons why.
“They have shown me the argument, the evidence and we are appealing. We are optimistic that we can do it next season. If it doesn’t happen, we have to accept it and move on. I trust the club. We are going to see what will happen to CAS. “
Midfielder David Silva is desperate to cancel the Champions League before leaving the Etihad Stadium in the summer.
“It’s very important,” Silva said. “Not just for this season, it has been before. I want to win it, we didn’t. These are important games.
“Every match in the Champions League, whether it’s real or a different team, is really important. The second leg at home is better because we are with our people. But we need a good result here. “
The city manager is convinced that the club’s two-year ban on the Champions League will be canceled