Manchester Metropolis defender Ruben Dias is ready to overlook essential matches as he continues to be on the sidelines with a thigh damage.
Dias has been on the sidelines for a month and isn’t anticipated to return as he continues together with his restoration. Talking forward of the weekend’s conflict towards Burnley, Pep Guardiola has revealed the defender will probably be out for one more two extra weeks.
The defender will miss essential matches towards Atletico Madrid subsequent week within the Champions League in addition to the Premier League encounter with Liverpool subsequent weekend.
“I don’t know, the physician stated 4 to 6 weeks,” Guardiola responded when requested how lengthy Dias may take to return.
“I feel it’s 4 now, (from) March 1, now it’s April 1. I feel we’d like 10 days or two weeks extra however every thing goes effectively.”
Metropolis could possibly be knocked off the highest of the desk for the primary time since December earlier than they play on Saturday as second-placed Liverpool host Watford just a few hours earlier.
That might apply additional strain to Metropolis, who’ve dropped seven factors of their final seven matches, however Guardiola insists his aspect is not going to change their method.
“Why? On the finish of the weekend, we’ll know the place we’re in.”
“Even going factors in entrance or factors behind, we have now to do our job. Nothing modifications.”
Metropolis sit some extent above Liverpool with 9 video games remaining.