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Aguero out of action against Brighton

Mon 11 January 2021 | 20:30

The Argentina international will not yet return to action notwithstanding testing negative for Covid-19 in his season disrupted by injury.

Manchester City

striker

Sergio Aguero

is out of action in his side’s clash against

Brighton

on Wednesday as he is still in self-isolation.

He received negative test results for Covid-19 but was forced to self-isolate since he was in contact with those who tested positive.

The 32-year-old has only featured in three games this season due to his knee surgery and hamstring injury. Aguero will miss clashes against

Birmingham

,

Crystal Palace

, and Brighton.

[He is in] quarantine, self -isolating,

” Pep Guardiola said. “

After nine or 10 days he will be back

.”

Pep Guardiola

’s side had to postpone their battle against

Everton

and training over Christmas.

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus are back in action and Ederson, Ferran Torres, and Tommy Doyle are also back recovering from positive tests.

Although Brighton just had one victory in their last 17 matches, City manager alerts his squad to be prepared.

They are a joy to watch, a joy to analyse,

” he added. “

At the same time when you see them you are concerned about their quality

.

I said to the players today that we will have to be in the highest standards to complete against them. They have better stats in all the departments except the final third. I am a big fan of Graham Potter.

"They have the courage to play. I like a lot how they play and it will be a big test. That is why I am only concerned about the game tomorrow."

Following their Brighton clash, City are set to face Crystal Palace and

Aston Villa

, having the chance to challenge Liverpool and Manchester United on top of the Premier League table.

However, Guardiola is focusing on now, adding: "

The momentum arrive and disappear in one instant.

"We cannot forget the teams we beat recently especially in the Premier League and Carabao Cup - two strong teams away and we did well.

"But the momentum can disappear tomorrow so we have to do it again. Especially for the way we are playing."

 


source: SportMob