Pep Guardiola gives new Erling Haaland update before Tottenham

After beating Huddersfield Town in the 3rd round earlier this month, Manchester City are set to continue their defence of the FA Cup this weekend.

The Sky Blues take on Tottenham in the 4th round of the competition on Friday and are 8/13 favourites with bet365 for the game.

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Erling Haaland injury update

Ahead of the tie, Pep Guardiola has provided an injury update on Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian has been sidelined for the past six weeks with a foot problem, however, he is now back in training.

But Pep Guardiola has now revealed that Friday’s game against Spurs will come too soon for Haaland’s return:

“He’s on the verge of coming back,” Guardiola said on Thursday afternoon. “Tomorrow, still he is not ready, but he is close.

“Some training sessions he has trained in the last two days. It’s not perfect so we wait a little bit more.”

On City injuries, Pep added: “Akanji is out and John has come back. He will be [in contention for] team selection but he is back with us.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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