Published: Sun, December 16, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

I'm Happy To Be At Everton - Gomes

I'm Happy To Be At Everton - Gomes

Agüero has missed the past four games with a groin injury, while De Bruyne has not played since suffering knee ligament damage in the Carabao Cup win over Fulham on November 1. His team looked like they received a half-time rollicking and they reemerged with far more urgency, but the Catalan was still demanding more from his players - calling Gabriel Jesus across for advice shortly after his second goal and was seething when City conceded.

"No way", Silva said.

"This season, De Bruyne has played twice, maybe three games and I didn't see a big difference in City [without him]".

Everton are preparing for Saturday's Premier League trip to Manchester City, for which midfielder Idrissa Gueye is a doubt.

Benjamin Mendy has undergone knee surgery for the second time in two seasons, while David Silva, Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero and Danilo have all been on the sidelines of late.

Guardiola added that the recent spate of injuries will not change City's plans in January.

Pep Guardiola praised the way Raheem Sterling has handled a hard week, insisting the Manchester City forward has remained calm.

De Bruyne has suffered two separate knee injuries since helping Belgium finish third in Russian Federation and has played barely any part in City's defence of their Premier League title, which took a hit last week with a defeat at Chelsea that knocked them off the top of the table. Davies broke onto the scene in January 2017 after scoring a sensational goal at Goodison Park against the Cityzens. It's important but we must focus on what we have to do and try to beat them.

Step in Marco Silva, the former Watford boss who has already introduced new players, like the £35 million Brazilian Richarlison, who also joined from Watford.

His last appearance came in the Champions League meeting with Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.

After the busy Christmas period we will have a clearer idea as to where Everton will finish and should they start to drop down the table.

"He gives me the licence to express myself and that allows me to feel free". The people yesterday were so exhausted.

"But of course, when we have more players, we can rotate more".

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