Pep Guardiola will make a decision on the fitness of Kyle Walker and John Stones ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid.
Walker has been sidelined with an ankle injury since City’s quarter-final second leg tie away at Atletico Madrid earlier this month.
Stones, on the other hand, missed last Saturday’s Premier League win against Watford after having come off reporting muscle tightness during the 3-0 win against Brighton last week.
“They are doubts, they didn’t train for the last week, ten days, John since Brighton. We will see how they feel, and take a decision tomorrow,” Guardiola revealed in his pre-match conference on Monday.
“We have a training session this afternoon at 4. We will see how they feel.
“We have time tonight and tomorrow morning to decide. I have to see today’s session to decide.”
The two sides clashed at the same stage two seasons, with City triumphing, avenging the 2016 loss in the process.
“It’s an honour to be here in the semi-final playing Real Madrid. In the last decade we start to be there and it’s an honour to be here. We try to do a good game,” Guardiola added.
“If we had to compete with history, we wouldn’t have a chance. Their history speaks for itself.
“We have to have the desire to compete against them. To play against Real Madrid is an incredible test. We want to try it. We need to suffer, to stick together, when we have the ball try to attack.
“It would be the same if we face Bayern Munich or Barcelona, the teams who have been here many times. A decade ago we weren’t here and now we are here. It’s good lessons for the future.
“The history, we cannot change it. Tomorrow, we play 11 v 11 and the players will decide if decision making is good.
“We play against players who have been in this position many times. That’s why they have things that maybe still we don’t have. But maybe there are things we have they don’t have, I don’t know.