Pep’s Presser: Aguero and Kompany injury updates, January transfer plans, Mendy comments

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Aguero is in contention to face Stoke City tomorrow in what would be a remarkably quick return from rib damage suffered in a car accident prior to the international break,.

“Aguero has had his first training session and he did quite well. Maybe he could be back for tomorrow,” the boss revealed, which comes as a major boost with four games in the next ten days.

Unfortunately, club captain Vincent Kompany is still absent for tomorrow’s game, but is making progress and should return soon.

“Vincent Kompany is still injured, he’s much much better but he is still injured. He will let us know when he’s ready.”

As we all know, Benjamin Mendy is sidelined for much of the season and Pep admitted that could force City into the transfer market this winter.

“The transfer window is closed now, we will see if we can add in January, the problem we have is the Mendy injury.”

#SharkTeam leader Mendy himself responded to that comment on Twitter, suggesting his replacement is already at the Etihad.

The Catalan is well aware of how tough Stoke can be to break down after Mark Hughes’ side left the Etihad with a 0-0 draw last season.

“Stoke will be a tough tough game, they are so defensive, the back five is well organised and they have a good goalkeeper.”

And having been named Manager of the Month earlier today, Pep will hope his gifted array of attackers can break down Stoke’s back line tomorrow afternoon. He credited the players for his award.

“It is good to win the Premier League Manager of the Month but all credit to the ones on the pitch doing their job, the players.”

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