Roberto De Zerbi presents an injury update on Brighton & Hove Albion quartet James Milner, Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey and Jakub Moder before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester Metropolis.
Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed that James Milner will be on hand to face his former club Manchester Metropolis in a Premier League clash on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The 37-yr-worn, who spent five years at Man Metropolis and revamped 200 appearances between 2010 and 2015, joined Brighton in the summertime on a free transfer from Liverpool.
Milner has featured six cases for the Seagulls in all competitions up to now this season, predominantly working as a upright-help, but he has missed each and each of the closing five video games on account of a muscle injury.
On the opposite hand, De Zerbi has printed that the experienced Englishman is “on hand to play” towards Man Metropolis this weekend, even if Brighton will be without four players for the day out to the Etihad.
Certainly, stout-backs Tariq Lamptey and Pervis Estupinan possess each and each been been dominated out on account of injury, whereas Julio Enciso and Jakub Moder dwell sidelined with long-term knee complications, however the latter is closing in on a return after taking phase in practicing.
Whereas Lamptey and Estupinan each and each missed the two-2 intention with Liverpool before the international ruin, Moder has been sidelined with a troublesome ACL injury for the closing 18 months.
Talking at a press conference on Friday, De Zerbi mentioned: “James Milner is on hand play, to launch up the recreation. Pervis Estupinan and Tariq Lamptey are injured. Jakub Moder has began to work with the workforce, which is big news for him.”
On Moder, De Zerbi added: “When a player loses a yr to injury, it’s predominant to take into legend human things. We need to abet Jakub come help. I mediate he can turn into necessary for us.
“We play a mode of video games after January and he also can additionally be a monumental player.”
De Zerbi has also confirmed that Pascal Harmful is match and on hand for selection after representing Germany on international duty in friendlies with USA and Mexico; the 32-yr-worn managed to shake off a muscle concern quickly before the international ruin.
Brighton are searching for to dwell a four-recreation winless trot in all competitions when they shuttle to the Etihad this weekend, but De Zerbi is staring at for a “hard subject” towards the reigning Premier League champions Man Metropolis.
“Or now not it’s very refined making ready to play Metropolis. Or now not it’s miles the toughest recreation and additionally they possess got to defend the ball bask in us. Or now not it’s a difficult subject,” mentioned De Zerbi.
Responding to the excessive reward purchased from Pep Guardiola, De Zerbi added: “Pep is the excellent coach on this planet. He’s a reference now not only for me but for all coaches on this planet and I’m comfortable after I hear him keep up a correspondence about me.
“Or now not it’s an honour but we are now not a monumental workforce but. We now possess passion and now we possess to point to plenty this season.”
Brighton, who at demonstrate take a seat sixth in the Premier League desk and two points on the help of Man Metropolis in third, possess misplaced each and each of their closing 9 league visits to the Electorate, collectively with a 3-1 defeat on the Etihad closing season.
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