The Manchester City fans are feeling confident in the Transfer Tavern ahead of their fixture with Leicester City this weekend despite the fact they are missing a handful of key players due to injury.
Pep Guardiola welcomes Claude Puel and his Leicester City side to The Etihad Stadium this weekend for a fixture which will see The Citizens and The Foxes pitted against each other for the third time this season. Guardiola’s side recorded victory on both of the previous two occasions, but one of those victories was via a penalty shoot out in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup in December.
City will be without Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane for Leicester’s visit, and their rising injury list has become something of a hot topic in the British media of late.
The topic became a hug talking point after Joe Bennett’s challenge on Sane during City’s FA Cup 4th round tie with Cardiff resulted in a serious ligament injury for the German international, and it’s fair to say Guardiola was absolutely incensed with the challenge and lack of protection from the referee. In light of this injury, City’s manager has lamented the referees failure to stamp down on the dangerous challenges which he believes his players have been subjected to on plenty of occasions this season.
However, Cardiff City’s manager Neil Warnock has stated that City are not completely innocent of poor challenges themselves, and he cited two examples to back up his point.
In response to Warnock’s comments, the City fans have taken to Twitter to slate Cardiff’s manager and claim his argument is hypocritical and has no validity in the context of the current debate.
Here’s what the City fans had to say in response to Warnock’s comments…
DeBruyne didn’t mean his, and he got the ball
— tomhunt (@Tomb_116) February 8, 2018