Pep Guardiola Admits He Needs Injured Stars to Return to Keep Man Citys Quadruple Hopes Alive

​Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that he needs several of his injured stars to make a swift return to action, as the club continue to chase an unprecedented 'quadruple' this season.

By dismantling Schalke 7-0 in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday, City secured their tenth successive victory in all competitions, and remain on course for a trophy-laden campaign.

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With the likes of influential stars Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho missing through injury, ​City boss Guardiola admitted that his side need them to return to keep their winning run going.

He told BT Sport after the match (as quoted by ​Goal): "At the moment we have a lot of injured players.

"We want to continue this run, especially in April, but we need players to come back fit or it won't be possible."

Despite seeing some first-team stars miss the midweek Champions League game against ​Schalke, players like Leroy Sane and ​Phil Foden put in a starring performance to lessen the impact of the side's notable absentees.

Guardiola added: "They know they have to compete with each other. Everybody wants to play and everybody has to play at a good level. Today [Tuesday] everybody tried to play, to be involved and keep going.

"In the last game Riyad [Mahrez] was one of the best players and today Leroy played at a good level. We are happy to achieve the quarter-finals. Hopefully we can achieve one step forward."

Source : 90min

Source: 90min