Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is perfect enough to start for Man City vs Leicester City
Nov 17, 2017 Sports 4126 By Sharon Ayomide
- Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is perfect enough to start for Man City vs Leicester City.
- Aguero was taken to hospital after he fainted in Argentina's international friendly vs Nigeria.
- Premier league returns to action this weekend.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that star striker Sergio Aguero is in "perfect" condition and will be available to face Leicester
City this weekend as the Premier League returns after the international break.
While away on international duty with Argentina, Aguero experienced some dizzy spells during the game against Nigeria and had to be substituted.
Guardiola confirmed that Aguero, 29, has no problems after he was taken to hospital at half-time during Argentina's 4-2 friendly defeat to Nigeria in Russia on Tuesday.
"He arrived two days ago and the doctor says he's perfect," the City boss told a news conference. "He was conscious all the time in Argentina and he's OK. Nothing to be worried about.
"Delph, I don't know if he will be able because in four sessions he trained two. Yesterday he could not train. Hopefully we can recover him because he is so important in that position.
"Raz [Sterling] had big problems in the last period -- he played the last two games with a lot of pain in his back and made a huge effort to play against Napoli and Arsenal -- but he is much, much better and hopefully he can be fit for tomorrow. He is much better than before."
Kompany has returned to training after suffering another calf strain while on international duty with Belgium. But the Leicester game may come too soon for the 31-year-old, and Eliaquim Mangala could make his first Premier League start since May 2016.
"I have something in mind to replace him [Otamendi] because he cannot play," Guardiola said. "We have Mangala, maybe Kompany can come back, we will see. We have other options -- Kyle [Walker] can play centre half, Fernandinho can play in that position, so we have options."