After a slow start to the Premier League season, Manchester City have started to pick up points to move up the table. However, Pep Guardiola was dealt a severe blow after Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker tested positive for Covid-19, with the duo now expected to miss the next few games.
With Sergio Augero just returning from the knee injury suffered in June, the loss of Gabriel Jesus forced Guardiola to play Ferran Torres as the number 9 in their win against Newcastle on Boxing Day. The 20£m summer arrival from Valencia scored City’s second goal against the Magpies and put in an impressive performance playing as the central striker.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the Spain international said he is comfortable to continue playing as a striker when the manager needs. The City striker added “I’m comfortable and happy with the goal today. I just have to keep on working to keep scoring more goals.“
“The manager at half-time just wanted us to keep doing our jobs, find the spaces, and make the most of them. It’s important for us to score goals, and to play well up front, but it’s just as important to not concede and to have good performances offensively and that’s what we’re doing.”
Aguero will be expected to return to the starting lineup for City’s crunch games against Everton and Chelsea.