Manchester City went into the international break with a well-deserved draw against defending champions Liverpool. City return on November 21 in a tough away fixture against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Manchester City defender Nathan Ake picks up hamstring injury on international duty
Manchester City defender Nathan Ake picked up a hamstring injury on international duty with the Netherlands. Ake started the side's friendly game against Spain, but had to be replaced by Daley Blind in the opening few minutes.
Netherlands manager Frank de Boer confirmed the defender will be heading back to Manchester and will miss the upcoming games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland.
The injury to the 25-year-old made De Boer question international friendlies during the busy year, where a number of players have picked up muscle injuries.
"I don't think this game needed to be played. Money is very important but we also need to look after our players. All interested parties need to sit down and talk because the health of our players is important. We all agree about that, and decisions need to be made," Frank de Boer said.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus reveals details of a thigh injury
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus revealed details of the injury which kept him out for the first two months of the current season. City have struggled to score in the absence of Jesus and fellow striker Sergio Aguero.
Speaking of the injury he picked up against the Wolves in the Premier League last season, Jesus said:
"It was a very complicated injury. At first, I finished the game well, but when the blood cooled, I couldn’t walk properly, it was a kick and then a sprint that I ended up feeling something, but I continued. And the next day the doctor asked how I managed to finish the game. I didn’t feel it and then the exams showed. It was a long recovery, because it’s a place that bleeds a lot.
"And I was bothered by being stopped, and being cut off made me very upset by the injury. After the Guardiola interview, there was some confusion, I was about to return, but everything was resolved. I came back and I’m fine."Published 12 Nov 2020, 21:46 IST