[인터풋볼] Reporter Ha Geun-soo = The return of Kevin De Bruyne (30), who stirred the English Premier League (EPL) last season, is imminent. However, the condition of Phil Foden (21) seems to need a little more attention.
Manchester City will face off against Leicester City in the fourth round of the EPL season 2021-22, which will be held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England on the 11th at 11 pm (Korean time). Currently, Manchester City and Leicester have 2 wins and 1 loss, respectively, and have 6 points accumulating.
Soccer fans are paying attention to this round’s best big match. Last August, Manchester City and Leicester faced off at the Community Shield before the start of the season. At that time, Manchester City conceded a penalty kick (PK) just before the end of the match and unfortunately conceded the trophy.
City are seeking revenge against Leicester, whom they met again in the league, but the situation is not easy. Attacker Gabriel Jejus and goalkeeper Ederson, who visited Brazil during the match A in September, are likely to miss due to self-isolation issues. As both players are key members of Manchester City, it will not be easy to fill the void.
There’s also the encouraging part. The news is that The Bruyne’s comeback, which has been struggling with an injury, is finally imminent. Britain’s Daily Mail said: “The Bruyne are vying for the upcoming match against Leicester after training for Manchester City this week. Manager Pep Guardiola has made it clear that The Bruyne’s situation is being managed at the club level.” explained.
’90min’ also shared the same news, adding, “The Bruyne has been training for the first team all week. Even if he doesn’t start, there is at least a possibility of being included in the bench list.” The Bruiner’s return, which is the heart of the offensive tactics, is like a million bucks for Manchester City.
However, it seems that Foden’s condition needs to be watched a little more. The Daily Mail reported that “Forden is still conducting personal training after returning from a foot injury. He hasn’t played since the start of the 2021-22 season.”
Guardiola’s attack options for Leicester are expected to include substitutions for Jack Grealish, Ferran Torres, Riyad Marez, Raheem Sterling and The Bruyne.