Future opponent of PSG in the Champions League, Manchester City has reassured itself before its trip to the Parc des Princes. The Skyblues won the Carabao Cup on Sunday by beating Tottenham (1-0).
Guardiola and City in good shape ahead of PSG challenge
Manchester City won its first trophy of the season on Sunday. The Citizens won the Carabao Cup by defeating Tottenham Spurs at Wembley (1-0). The central defender Aymeric Laporte was the only scorer of the match. This success is a good omen for the Skyblues after their elimination in the FA Cup and on the eve of their double confrontation against PSG. City coach Pep Guardiola was measured after this new victory, the fourth in a row in this competition. The Catalan technician took the opportunity to address a warning to Paris. “We are very happy to win our first title of the season and, for the fourth time in a row, this competition. Of our last 33 matches, we have won 30,” he told Sky Sports.
De Bruyne back, reasons to worry for Paris?
Uncertain against Spurs, Kevin De Bruyne was lined up for this match. The Belgian midfielder suffered an ankle injury last Saturday during the Cup defeat against Chelsea (1-0). Absent against Aston Villa on Wednesday, City’s playmaker made his comeback in a great way by providing the decisive pass for Laporte‘s goal. He gave up his place to Bernardo Silva in the 87th minute. The midfielder should be back on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes against PSG. The Parisian club will be able to count on Kylian Mbappe. The Parisian striker was taken out as a precaution on Saturday against FC Metz after receiving a blow to his knee. Mauricio Pochettino is not sure to play Marquinhos. The Brazilian is injured in the adductor since the first round against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.