Shakhtar v Manchester City - Confirmed lineups - Guardiola receives major injury boost

Kyle Walker could miss Manchester City's Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, but John Stones is ready to continue in his place.

The Belgian, who made his first start of the season in the 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night, and could be in line for his first full 90 minutes of the campaign against Mauricio Pochettino's side, has experienced playing on an National Football League pitch before and did not enjoy it. The Spaniard described the first 45 minutes as "incredible" and added that "the first half was the best we have played in the last three seasons, since I've been here".

His wife Cristina Serra and daughters, Valentina and Maria, were at an Ariana Grande concert when a bomb exploded in the venue.

I was at home with my son and my wife and daughters were there.

"Titles are important, of course, and they have helped me have jobs and to keep working on my passion".

"She called me but the line broke immediately".

Pep said: "We sing with the staff, every time we go out we always sing this song together".

"I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team in England like Manchester City because I feel beloved from the people here". I like to do it better, to make a better club so they can believe that we are strong enough to do better things.

"When I saw him with the crowd clapping - how they loved him, he deserved it", said Guardiola.

Guardiola said he had a special relationship with Manchester after members of his family were caught up in the Manchester Arena terror attack past year, in which 22 people were killed.

While Pep also says during the interview with the BBC that: "I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life".

Guardiola signed a contract extension with City in May, running through until the end of the 2020-21 season, after inspiring his side to dominant Premier League and EFL Cup triumphs.

"We were under a lot of pressure after the defeat by Lyon but now we are in a good position".

"After we went to the Arena she called me again: 'We are out, we are out". "To be loved. The most nice thing is when you feel good with the other people".

'If we are able to win the next game Shakhtar will be out.

"We have to admit that City were better - much better", he said.


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