Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero when they take on Tottenham on Saturday in a Premier League match after the forward suffered a knee injury during a training session.
The Argentine had been out for a month prior to last week’s Manchester derby, in which he emerged from the bench and appeared to be fouled by Manchester United’s Ashley Young late on – only for referee Martin Atkinson to wave away penalty appeals. Boss Pep Guardiola says Aguero could not train after that incident but pushed himself in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue City’s European campaign in the final 24 minutes of the second leg against Liverpool.
“Aguero is injured – he was injured before the game, that was why he did not start. He was not ready,” said Guardiola during a pre-match news conference.
Guardiola also confirmed John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are also sidelined with injuries. Fernandinho will also miss the crucial clash through suspension leaving Guardiola with limited option.
The Citizens are currently on a three-game losing run for the first time under Guardiola.