Man City boss delighted with win over Everton but says Aguero might not play against Roma.


Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted his in-form striker Sergio Aguero might miss their vital Champions League away match against Roma after the Argentine limped off in Saturday's 1-0 win over Everton.

During his post-match press conference, Pellegrini said he was not fully aware of the full extent of the injury but doesn’t expect Aguero to return for their midweek clash in Italy.

The Chilean admits it's a massive blow following the injuries his side faces at the moment.

"It is impossible in this moment to know how long Sergio will be out," said the 61-year-old. "He has a problem with the ligament in his knee but tomorrow we will know better how serious it is.

"He will probably miss the game in Rome. We are not sure but it is very difficult when you have a problem with your ligament to recover in three days.

"It is a big problem because Sergio was in a very good moment and he is a decisive player for our team.

"We must also add Edin Dzeko is only just coming back from injury, David Silva is not ready and Stevan Jovetic also has a problem.

"To play such an important game without so many important players is a difficult challenge but I never complain. We have a squad and we will try to win on Wednesday to continue in the Champions League.

"With Stevan, we'll see tomorrow. We hope it's just a small problem in his hamstring and we will see what will happen with him."

Pellegrini also spoke of his delight as his team beat the Toffees 1-0, closing the gap on league leaders Chelsea to three points and recording five wins in a row.

"I am so pleased to beat Everton - a very good team - without four or five very important players," he said. "I always say this team is not just about Aguero.

"We have also missed Jovetic and Silva, and Dzeko was only able to play 20-25 minutes. All of them are very important offensive players so I think the way we won today is important for the trust in the way we defend.

"It is important to know how to win just 1-0 in some moments. We had chances to score another goal but we didn't and I am very pleased for the defence because normally, we are criticised for the way we defend but I think today, we did it very well.

"To win today was important for a lot of reasons. Chelsea lost their game so it was important to try to recover points and be near the leaders. December is a very difficult month where we have to play seven Premier League games.

"It is not a month where you win the title but it is a key month and we want to start next year leading or at least trying to be near the top."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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