Nolito keen to have a go at wounded Foxes
Manchester City forward Nolito admits he has been happy with Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy as he eyes a return to the team to face Leicester City. Guardiola’s side face the defending champions at the King Power Stadium with the City manager forced to make at least one enforced change to his starting line-up. Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who was shown a red card for a reckless challenge on Chelsea’s David Luiz last time out, is set to miss four matches through suspension.
Nolito is eager to start ahead of striker Kelechi Iheanacho but revealed that even if he is left on the bench he will accept Guardiola’s decision. “Coming to a team like this I knew how difficult it would be to play in such a competitive team, with very good players,” said Spain international Nolito. “The manager is rotatingsometimes he plays one player, another time he’ll play anotherand honestly, right now, I’m very happy. “From a selfish standpoint, of course I would like to play in every game but in the end, all the Premier League and Champions League matches are demanding, very physical, and the coach is doing well to rotate the squad. “The manager is the one who decides and I’ll be ready for him when he needs me.”
Guardiola remains optimistic that Raheem Sterling will be fit for today’s trip to the East Midlands to face Claudio Ranieri’s side. The England winger has missed City’s last two matches with a knee problem and Leroy Sane has deputized in the absence. “He’s much better. He was not ready for the Champions League game against Celtic,” Guardiola said. “Hopefully he will be ready for Leicester.” Leicester return to Premier League action on the back of Wednesday’s 5-0 humiliation in the Champions League at the hands of Porto. — AFP