It hasn’t been a particularly great international break for one Manchester City star, after back spasms and a positive Covid test ruined any chance he had of staking a claim for future World Cup qualifiers.
When the US men’s national team took on El Salvador in the opening fixture of this round of games, Zack Steffen was absent and didn’t travel with the team because of back spasms according to AS.
If the goalkeeper thought that things would get better, he was sorely mistaken as he also missed the game against Canada on Sunday night after testing positive for Covid.
He’ll also miss the final World Cup qualifier of this international break as a result.
Ahead of the fixture against Leicester City, Steffen’s absence could hand Pep Guardiola a real issue.
If Emerson were to be injured or ill in the meantime, it would leave 36-year-old Scott Carson as City’s only recognised keeper to play against the Foxes.