first_imgManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte admits he has returned from his serious knee injury earlier than he expected.Advertisement The Frenchman was a surprise inclusion in Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up against Sheffield United on Tuesday, having not been involved with the first team for almost five months. He required surgery after suffering a knee injury during City’s home win against Brighton on August 31.Laporte’s comeback in the 1-0 win for City at Bramall Lane lasted 78 minutes and he is now looking forward to the rest of the season.“Normally it would have been later but I spoke with the manager and tried today (Tuesday) and he told me I would play so I am very happy to be back as soon as possible and have minutes and help the team,” said Laporte.“It was very important for me to try to be with the team, to be involved. It was a good test of fitness. The game was difficult because they are very strong, a good team.”“It was difficult for me (being out), my team-mates see me suffering,” he added. “But now I can help the team out and give my best.”Read Also: EPL: Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb logCity have had problems at the back in Laporte’s absence and his return helped City record their first clean sheet in any competition since December 29.After the match, Guardiola admitted his team had missed the 25-year-old and described him as the best left-sided central defender in the world.Laporte said: “It’s great to hear that from this manager as he is one of the best in the world, if not the best. I am very happy to hear that but I have to work to stay there and keep going.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist Loading… last_img

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