Head coach Pep Guardiola of Manchester City gestures during the UEFA Champions League match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Manchester City at Stadion Feijenoord on September 13, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
"I don't know", said the City manager. We can not forget he had a month injured.
"He made a huge effort because after the action from Ashley Young against United, his problems in the knee, he could not train", Guardiola said. The players have shown every day, in every game [since then] that it's not done because if it was they wouldn't play the way they play. They are able to win their games - all six.
Guardiola claimed he has only 14 outfield players available, though he only named a few of those out.
"Fernandinho is suspended, John Stones is not ready, (Benjamin) Mendy is out".
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It was an unusual strategy, a departure from the usual US practice of launching surprise attacks. Anatoly Antonov, Russia's ambassador to the USA , said that "we are being threatened".
But while City are still overwhelming favourites to be crowned champions, Guardiola admits there could be further slip-ups. But Guardiola knows fourth-placed Tottenham, unbeaten in the league since losing at City in mid-December, will be a stern test for his side.
However, by conceding eight times in three games, Guardiola's men unveiled a weakness that hadn't been exposed by their Premier League rivals for the vast majority of the season.
"Tottenham is a fantastic team, they have great pressure". We have six games.
City will be especially wary of the threat of Kane, who is the Premier League's second top scorer with 25 Premier League goals this term.
He played down the significance of beating City as a springboard to winning the title next season. If we lose we're going to do it in a similar way to the way we played against United and Liverpool.
In a statement after a shareholders' meeting on Friday, the Premier League noted: "The decision came after comprehensive discussions regarding the progress made in VAR trials in English football, and key learnings from the many competitions using it elsewhere".