A Couple Of Injuries For The Manchester City Game
Saturday, 29th Dec 2018 09:55
Ralph Hasenhuttl has given his update on injuries ahead of the visit of Champions Manchester City on Sunday.
Saints have two main worries before the game against City, the first is Michael Obafemi who picked up a knock in training that meant he was unable to play against West Ham and the second is Mario Lemina who is still not fully recovered from his stomach issue.
"Michael Obafemi's injury was picked up in training and is a real pity, because I need him. His speed can always make a difference,"
"That's what I expect from Shane Long also, so hopefully that'll come."
"You saw yesterday that Mario Lemina was not 100%, he has problems with his stomach. It's a possibility to rotate, and bring in a few more younger players, so I'll have a look at that.
But the good news is that Pierre Emile Hojbjerg is available again after serving his one match ban against the Hammers.
"Pierre is a very intelligent player, and he is very important for me. He reads the game very well and we need that."
Although both Lemina and Obafemi are important players for the squad, Hasenhuttl knows that he has those that can replace them, Hojbjerg is arguably the fans favourite for player of the year so far, we missed him on Thursday against West Ham and he would be the obvious choice to replace Lemina on Sunday.
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