Pep Guardiola returns to Manchester City post successful Back sugery

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City’s treble winning Manager last season Pep Guardiola after undergoing a back surgery has returned after almost 3-weeks of conditioning and rest. He watched City play 2 Premier League games from his residence at Barcelona but the Spaniard was directly in contact with his managerial staff.

His assistant Juanma Lillo, who oversaw City from the touchline had confirmed that Guardiola stayed connected for the matches against Sheffied United and Fulham on August 27 and September 2.

City won both of the fixtures before the International break and they will return to action this weekend against the club Erling Haaland scored his 1st and 2nd Premier league goal against – West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola will be present at the London Stadium with his City team ready to continue their winning stretch. They are the only team to have an 100% win record after 4 matches but all of it can change in no time in case of any complacency shown and Guardiola knows it very well.

It is only normal to expect his side to remain humble and hard working in each and every match. Perhaps that is why even when City do not look at their best, they still manage to find a way through. The win over Sheffield was a perfect example of it. 

The reigning Premier League, FA Cup and UCL champions after breaking the deadlock in the 63rd minute through Erling Haaland, conceded in the 85th minute owing to a mistake made by Captain Kyle Walker. But they responded in astounding fashion 3 minutes after conceding as Rodri delivered another match winning goal, his first since the UCL final at Istanbul.   

West Ham coach David Moyes knows what to expect as he will face a City team that also has a few new faces. While Guardiola already worked with their Croatian recruits Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic, the 52-year-old meet new arrivals, Belgian Winger Jeremy Doku and Portuguese midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The club had been quit busy trading in and out players this summer transfer window. And for a fact, it looks as if City have coped well with the departures of Ilkay Gundogan, Riyadh Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, Cole Palmer and James Trafford.

Their Premier League title defense has already begun in emphatic style but they also have the UCL title to defend this season. City’s first European tie takes place 4 days after the West Ham clash with a trip away against Serbian champions FK Crvena Zvezda on September 20.