Pep Guardiola is ready for his squad to take on Brugge in UCL action this week. The players should be ready as well as Ederson and Gabriel Jesus could play. Pep talked that, Club Brugge and Jack Grealish so far.
Let’s dive in-
“The protocols meant, they could not land here,”
“So we will join them tonight in the hotel and tomorrow they may play, maybe not.
“Then they will come back to Manchester and join the normal routine of daily life.
“Gabriel and Eddie have been with is for four, five years.
“They don’t need special things to be ready. We will talk to them and see how they feel.
“They trained in Belgium for one or two days with our physios and Richard [Wright] our ‘keeper trainer. We will see how they feel.”
“They (Brugge) are a top side,”
“What we have seen is physicality, they know what they have to do, they are aggressive and have quality upfront.
“We have four games left - 12 points to fight for, and we want to win the next three.
“The mentality will be the same. Hopefully we can control the game and get a good result.
“We knew it before the draw. When we got the draw I said: ‘Wow. They are tough’, and they got a good result against Leipzig.
“The next two games are so important for us and them as well of course.”
“We spoke about that. About what he has to live when he is not here: eating, resting sleeping, living 24 hours for his profession. What he has done so far is excellent,”
“Except Burnley, he played every game at a good level and I am sure he will improve. As a manger, you have to think about what best position for him to give us.
“The games he played he played really well. I am pretty sure he is so focused on what he has to do in the game -on and off the pitch.
“He is strong, his weight and body fat is perfect. his mentality is in the right place. Hopefully we can help him but yes, this is the first time he played every three days.
“It is different but we do this for 11 months, every three or four days. It’s different but it’s a good challenge for him.”
Pep has the players ready and City need the win to keep pace with PSG. Should be a fun encounter.