Rodri says he shall be match for Manchester Metropolis’s return to Premier League motion at Everton on Wednesday regardless of struggling “one of many worst tackles” of his profession in opposition to Fluminense.
The midfielder was compelled off within the second half of City’s 4-0 Club World Cup final win over the South American champions in Saudi Arabia on Friday after an unpleasant deal with from behind by Aleksander.
Rodri – who stated after the sport he was near tears on account of the deal with – returned to the sphere after therapy however shortly signalled that he was unable to proceed, with Pep Guardiola compelled to exchange one in all his key gamers.
The Spain worldwide was capable of stroll from the sphere and acquired his participant of the match award earlier than the trophy celebrations.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities after serving to Metropolis win the trophy for the primary time, Rodri stated: “I used to be very fortunate as we speak. It was one of many worst tackles in my profession.
“I used to be so scared as a result of I felt my knee however happily it was nothing.
“I stated to the participant: ‘You can not do these form of actions.’
“Immediately, I received greater than a trophy. I am going house protected however I used to be very near crying. I felt very frightened however it’s nothing.”
Requested to substantiate whether or not he shall be match for the journey to Goodison Park, Rodri added: “Sure. I’ve ache as a result of it was very dramatic however nothing is affected.”
Man Metropolis with and with out Rodri
|Rodri not beginning
|73 per cent
|33 per cent
Metropolis’s type is markedly improved when Rodri is out there, with all 4 of their defeats throughout all competitions this season coming when the 27-year-old was not within the beginning XI.
After going through Everton on Wednesday, Metropolis host Sheffield United on Saturday December 30, earlier than they start their defence of the FA Cup when Huddersfield go to the Etihad on Sunday January 7.