Zinchenko will play for Man City


Peterborough v Manchester City: Pep Guardiola has said Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko will play in Manchester City’s FA Cup fifth round fifth round at Peterborough on Tuesday. Follow Insidesport.IN for more updates

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Zinchenko was an unused substitute for City’s win over Everton on Saturday.

Peterborough vs Manchester City: Zinchenko to play for Man City despite Ukraine invasion

The 25-year-old attended an anti-war vigil in Manchester city center after the invasion and posted a since-deleted social media post that fiercely criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zinchenko was moved to tears by Everton fans’ show of support for Ukraine during City’s Premier League match at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Although the left-back did not feature on this occasion, Guardiola revealed on Monday that he is in the right frame of mind to return when City visit Championship contenders Peterborough.

“I think it will be good for him to play and show why he is here. He is a magnificent player and he needs to play football. Guardiola said.

Zinchenko has added his voice to calls for Russia’s exclusion from international sport.

Peterborough vs Manchester City: Zinchenko to play for Man City despite Ukraine invasion

He shared a statement on Instagram calling on governing bodies to ban Russia and its athletes from international competitions and impose restrictions on the country regarding media and sponsorship.

City head to Peterborough after moving six points atop the Premier League with the controversial 1-0 win at Everton.

Phil Foden’s 82nd-minute goal proved decisive but Everton felt they should have been awarded a late handball penalty against Rodri.

The incident was reviewed by VAR, but referee Paul Tierney’s original decision stood.
Even Guardiola now accepts City were lucky and he said: “Dele Alli’s pass looks offside but, Richarlison, if he’s not offside, it’s a penalty.”

Peterborough vs Manchester City: Zinchenko to play for Man City despite Ukraine invasion

Guardiola, whose side were beaten in their previous outing by Tottenham, urged his players to pick up the momentum with another victory against Peterborough.

“It’s a game. If we lose the next game, the momentum is over,” he said.

“All the time, Goodison Park was difficult for us. The celebrations were exceptional because we knew how difficult it was, a good example of what we will face in the last 11 Premier League games.

“Every match will be quite similar. We will have to suffer and struggle and we are capable of dealing with it.

There was also a managerial departure to the top flight at the weekend with Marcelo Bielsa, a longtime role model for Guardiola, sacked by Leeds.

“I feel so sorry for him. His legacy is there, in the city and the Leeds club, and I’m pretty sure with the players. His influence is enormous. Guardiola said.

“Unfortunately all managers are subject to results, and maybe they weren’t good, but the games played in three or four seasons at Leeds were spectacular to watch and I wish him all the best in the future. to come up.”

Peterborough vs Manchester City: Zinchenko to play for Man City despite Ukraine invasion

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