Manchester City is significantly weakened at the forsvarsfronten in up to half a year.
It is at least as long as the City manager Josep Guardiola expects that he must do without the French forsvarsprofil Aymeric Laporte, who tore a knee ligament in the match against Brighton 31. august.
said Guardiola at a news conference according to AFP.
- I expect he is out for a long time. Five months, six months. He is certainly ready next year - in January or February, says Guardiola.
It means that Laporte miss the entire Champions League group stage, and possibly any first knockout round of the prestigious club competition.
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the Damage is extremely ubelejlig for Manchester City, who otherwise would have had a great deal of width in the team over the past seasons. But just in centerforsvaret is the width not as significant, after eksanfører Vincent Kompany left the club in the summer.
the Damage to the Laporte leaving Guardiola with only two natural centerforsvarsspillere in the form of John Stones and Nicolás Otamendi. The defensive midfielder Fernandinho is expected therefore to be a possible relief in the rear rank.
on the offensive, the English mesterklub also do without a langtidsskadet Leroy Sané forward to the start of the new year.
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