Gabriel Jesus to miss 4-6 weeks, says Guardiola

  • Gabriel Jesus to miss 4-6 weeks, says Guardiola

Gabriel Jesus to miss 4-6 weeks, says Guardiola

The Premier League has defended its schedule, saying the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation has made this season particularly hard in arranging fixtures.

Manchester City is facing Watford in the regular round of the Premier League.

Guardiola's men bounced back on Tuesday after dropping points at Crystal Palace, beating Watford 3-1 in a dominant performance.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Gabriel Jesus is likely to be out for between four and six weeks after sustaining ligament damage in his left leg.

"We are going to check Kyle out", Pep told the media. "Just see how many players have muscular injuries".

"David has some problems and he is resolving them, we are supporting him", he added. It's not normal to play the 31st and two days later. The show must go on.

"You have to look for the quality, not the quantity". I'm not saying change Boxing Day, the great tradition, but you can not play at Selhurst Park, hope to celebrate New Year's Eve but are thinking about the game two days later.

'But of course when [IIkay] Gundogan and Bernardo [Silva] come in and play in their position they play so well too.

"People say it's impossible".

"The players need recovery". They control us - but we don't protect the players.

Meanwhile, Jesus' loss is a blow to player and club, especially in a World Cup year that promises so much for the 20-year-old Brazilian star. "I want to share with you the birth of my son Mateo, who was born preterm and is fighting day by day with the help of the medical team", Silva tweeted.

The midfielder has been travelling between Manchester and Spain and Guardiola is prepared to give the Spanish worldwide more time off if he requires it.

"The truth is I'm very happy here but, as always, as I said before, the club has the last word". "It includes having to ensure twinned clubs do not play at home at the same time, and take into account police requests, local events, broadcasting selections and several other factors".

"Maybe (he will return)". We are here, we are professional - and I don't like to rest'. "Some days he will be here, some he will be out, it depends how his family is".