Manchester City will play their fourth game of the Champions League group stage tomorrow evening and will have the chance to get early qualification for the next round. Over the weekend, City secured a 6-1 win over Bournemouth and currently are topping the League (Spurs will have the chance to take over today).
But during the Premier League fixture, Erling Haaland was substituted at halftime, and now it remains a question if he will play against Young Boys.
Head manager Pep Guardiola was asked just that question during his press conference a little earlier on, and he answered, “I can’t give an update. We train this afternoon, I don’t know. He (Haaland) told me he felt better, but I don’t know.”
Clearly, there is no clarification on the subject at the time of writing, but Pep has told that if Erling does not play, it will be Julian Alvarez who will lead the line tomorrow.
Guardiola is hoping that he and his squad can confirm their place in the next round with a victory tomorrow, but believes it will be a tough challenge for the team “Of course, we have two more opportunities, but when you have the chance to qualify for the next stage in February, it means a lot.
We will try to be calm and prepare for the game; we will try to be there. Last time, we struggled at 1-1; we will have to adjust to some things because they did well last time. Hopefully, we can get the job done.”
Man City 4-1 Young Boys
Despite whether Haaland will or won’t be available for the clash, City will surely be favoured to get the three points out of this, and after that performance over Bournemouth, the boost of confidence should inspire them to gain another victory.
Manchester City vs Young Boys: Tuesday, the 7th, at 20:00 (UK).