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Latest Football News – Injured in the 37th minute of play against Brighton, Aymeric Laporte was forced to leave the lawn on a stretcher. After a tough intervention on Webster, which has also earned him a yellow card, the French defender who had been called by Didier Deschamps team France, was replaced by Fernandinho. Pep Guardiola was worried about his player after the fact.
It does not feel good for Aymeric Laporte. With less than two days of the rally of the team of France, the central defender of Manchester City was forced to leave his partners in the 37th minute of play during the match of Premier League against Brighton. The Frenchman has been replaced by Fernandinho. After a tough intervention in front of Adam Webster midfielder, Laporte, who received a yellow card for his action, remained on the ground, immediately holding the back of the right knee. Then evacuated on stretcher, the distress of the player did not bode well for the future.
Asked about this disturbing exit, after the victory of Manchester City against Brighton (4-0), Pep Guardiola was worried. “It does not smell good,” admitted the Catalan. “I can not tell you what he has, but we’ll know more tomorrow, we’ll see what’s going to happen, the doctors are making a diagnosis, I’m waiting for the doctor to call me. to be absent for a moment. ”
Depopulated city in central defense
The former Bilbao player was called by Didier Deschamps, a year and a half after his last convocation. Less than 2 hours after its outing on injury, the France team announced that Laporte was forfeited for the rally. Aymeric Laporte will have to wait to record his first selection in the French team after being called three times between 2016 and 2017.
Samuel Umtiti, who was absent from the initial list, was called to replace him. The Blues will face Albania on Saturday 7 and Andorra on Tuesday 10 September on behalf of qualifying for Euro 2020.
This injury is also a blow for Manchester City. With Vincent Kompany’s out-of-the-money start in the offseason and John Stones’ early-season injury, Pep Guardiola could quickly find himself struggling to field two central defenders in the next games. He still announced that he would use the Fernandinho option. “He has the qualities to play in the axis, he is smart, fast and strong and he has an excellent aerial game, he sees what is happening in front of him, he can play in the middle and in defense.”