Why Pep Guardiola has frozen out Yaya Touré recently at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has frozen out Yaya Touré recently at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has frozen out Yaya Touré recently at Manchester City

"They make the pitch big, that is a quality of them and it is hard for the other teams". Michiel Kramer is excepted to fill his spot.

Pep Guardiola and John Stones have addressed the media ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash against Feyenoord.

"I respect Feyenoord. I will put my best team on the pitch". With Ederson out, Claudio Bravo will be between the sticks. Vincent Kompany is also a doubt with a calf problem.

Their reunion in Manchester got off to a rocky start as Toure returned to pre-season training overweight and was then banished from the first-team picture after his agent Dimitri Seluk criticised Guardiola. But the Citizens played a second-string against Celtic and the remaining five fixtures came against Monaco, Gladbach, Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG. However, overlaps with absolutely all the blots of previous matches victory in the last round last Saturday over Liverpool 5-0. "For now, it's too far away".

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City will battle against Feyenoord in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening, which will be our opening match of the campaign. Considering Feyenoord have scored in each of their past 33 home outings since January 2016, the hosts should be capable of grabbing a goal.

Discarding the result of the last round, we can safely say that Guardiola failed to bring the players in the optimal condition.

Eyes in particular will be on City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, whose sublime form played a major part in the Liverpool drubbing and who is sure to sniff out and exploit weaknesses in Feyenoord's midfield and defence.

Mourinho does not rate the chances of any of them winning the competition particularly highly, though, suggesting that, while the Premier League sides are giving the Champions League their all, Madrid, Barca and Bayern are just "warming up" and benefit from having a winter break.

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