Man City may be without Jesus and Sterling for cup final

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is being forced to sweat over the fitness of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, as he bids to win his first trophy in English football.

Jesus has been on the sidelines since NYE, when he suffered a knee injury.

The striker has managed to get through three training sessions this week as his side prepare for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday, and has at least given himself a chance of featuring.

Asked about Jesus’ chances of being involved at Wembley, Guardiola said: “We will see.”

When talking about Sterling, he said: “He has a muscular problem. He had it against Basel. I don’t know if he will be ready for Sunday.”

On the chances of winning his first piece of silverware in England,  Pep said: “I’d like it for the club. We are here to try to win titles.”

The Man City boss also confirmed that second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will start the game, having been involved in all of the club’s domestic cup matches so far this season:”He deserves to play in the final.

“Without him we would not be here. He’s going to play.”


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