Pep Guardiola is free to take care of Manchester City’s Premier League trip to Newcastle on Sunday after returning a negative PCR test.
Guardiola had to undergo a PCR test after a lateral flow test showed an inconclusive result upon his arrival at the City training ground on Friday.
The former Barcelona manager traveled to Catalonia this week to attend the press conference on Sergio Aguero’s retirement at Camp Nou.
A 10-day isolation period would have excluded him from playing at St James’ Park as well as St Stephen’s visit of Leicester City.
Manchester City have won seven consecutive Premier League games, beating Leeds 7-0 midweek and Guardiola urged his side to keep up the momentum against Newcastle.
“Everyone is in good shape, it’s just Ferran [Torres] missing, “said Guardiola.” Joao [Cancelo] came back later [his suspension against] Leeds and we’re going to Newcastle with everyone ready to play.
“It is not easy to go to Newcastle and get a result, so we will need the whole team and hopefully we can be strong enough to get the points.
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“Newcastle are a very tough opponent. People will talk about our place in the standings or their place in the standings, but when you go to Newcastle you know what kind of match to expect.
“Now they have a new manager in Eddie [Howe] and we know what a good manager he is.
“They had a difficult start to the season, but they are a good team with good players and a top manager, so we will go there and we will have to work hard for each other to win the game.”
De Bruyne talks about the effects of the long Covid
Kevin De Bruyne says he is still feeling the after-effects of Covid-19, even after scoring twice for Manchester City in the Premier League beating against Leeds.
De Bruyne says he’s still not back at his best after testing positive for the coronavirus last month.
“I’m not big yet. My body has yet to adapt. Sometimes after two or three sprints I feel like I’ve had Covid,” he told Belgium. The latest news on Thursday.
But he feels things are picking up after a season in which he also struggled with a nagging ankle injury.
“It’s getting better,” he added. “This season is what it is, of course. I can’t help it. I got punched in the face, kicked in the ankle and got Covid. It’s not easy with the busy schedule, but I feel good. what I have to do “.
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