Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter in good spirits after it was revealed that ten key first-team players would be missing out on international duty with their respective nations.
John Stones, Fabian Delph, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero and David Silva are all set to stay at the Etihad Stadium during the international break for various different reasons.
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At this stage of the season, it is pivotal for the Citizens to keep everyone fresh in order to keep up with Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title – Pep Guardiola’s men are now two points behind the Reds, albeit with a game in hand.
City have just eight games left, and whilst their squad depth is impressive, they need their main stars fit if they are to defend their title.
Understandably, fans of the reigning champions on Twitter are glad to see that so many key players are set to miss out on international duty…
❌ Manchester City players NOT on international duty:
🏴 John Stones
🏴 Fabian Delph
🇧🇪 Kevin De Bruyne
🇧🇪 Vincent Kompany
🇫🇷 Aymeric Laporte
🇫🇷 Benjamin Mendy
🇦🇷 Nicolas Otamendi
🇦🇷 Sergio Aguero
🇪🇸 David Silva #MCFC 🔵 pic.twitter.com/61Wh3Ob7cW
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) March 18, 2019
Sterling, Bernardo, and Sane all tweak their pinky toes loading their suitcases and have stay home. ?
— Brett McNew (@RevNew) March 18, 2019
Thats good news for us
— City4Ever (@iOxQ8_) March 18, 2019
Looks good to me
— Soome City (@city_moose) March 18, 2019
great stuff hope all of them will be available for selection after break..crucial month for us coming
— thembani sibandacom (@thembanisibanda) March 18, 2019
nearly our best XI
— _Andrew (@theAlist2) March 18, 2019
This is great news …I hope Bernardo , Sterling & Leroy get goals , ilkay too
— KDB~17 ManCity (@05Ndala) March 18, 2019