first_imgPep Guardiola has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker are likely to start in Manchester City’s Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on TuesdayDe Bruyne made a cameo appearance in City’s 5-0 mauling of Burnley after a lengthy layoff on the sidelines while Walker missed out due to a groin problem. However, Pep confirmed the duo are fit to play against Shakhtar.“If they are here it is because they are ready to play,” said Guardiola of the duo’s availability.The former Bayern boss also encouraged two of his senior players David Silva and Fernandinho, to extend their playing days for as long as possible.jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“They [Silva and Fernandinho] have two more years contract but they have to think day by day, month by month and then ask themselves at the end of the season if they are still ready to play. My advice then is to play, you have to play,” he told Sky.Guardiola equally spoke about City’s poor start to the competition against Lyon urging his lads to learn from the experience and raise their game.“Learn from that [defeat]. When you play an entire season the Champions League level is higher. So work. It looks easy, it is not,” he said.“When you win games with a big result it is not easy. So learn, you have 15 points still to play for and to compete in the competition you have to live it. All we can do is learn and try to avoid it in the future.”last_img