Man City facing injury nightmare as Pep Guardiola admits ‘we’re in trouble’ as latest star goes down in Champions League


PEP GUARDIOLA says his Manchester City team are “in trouble” after Bernardo Silva joined the growing list of injured players.

The Portuguese international had to be subbed just before half-time in his team’s 3-1 win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is concerned by Manchester City’s injury issuesEPA

ReutersBernardo Silva went off injured at the end of the first half on Tuesday evening[/caption]

Guardiola is already without Kevin de Bruyne, John Stones, Mateo Kovacic and Jack Grealish during a hectic period for the treble winners.

So the win over the Serbian champs came at a cost for Man City, with Guardiola saying: “Apparently for the next games Bernardo won’t be able to play.

“We are in trouble but it is what it is. I’m not going to say we have a lot of injuries. It is what it is.

“I prefer to have everyone, but we have to go for it. As much we have this mentality, it’s good.

“When we have five important players – really, really important players – injured to sustain that for a long time will be difficult.”

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Only De Bruyne is a long-term absentee but Guardiola doubts if any of the others will be back for Saturday’s home game with Nottingham Forest.

Some have wondered if City have enough numbers to go for all four trophies this season but Pep added: “We cannot have the salaries, the budgets, the transfers for 55 players.

“It would be chaos for the clubs and would be bankrupt.


“Sometimes it happens. It’s a long time for Kevin, John still didn’t play, needs a bit longer, maybe Kova is coming back.

“Jack maybe one week or 10 days he will be there, but after needs to make the conditions.

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“We are in trouble but it is what it is. I’m not going to say we have a lot of injuries. It is what it is.”

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