2021-2022 season in Europe is about to kick off. In England, the Community Shield final will be the the first great English game of the year despite FA Cup and EFL Cup first rounds have already begun. Leicester City and Manchester City will face each other on August 7th.
This will be the first contact for both teams. On one side, the ‘Foxes’ will have the chance to see Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumaré and Ryan Bertrand´s debuts. This last one is well-known in the Premier League, but this will be the first experience for Daka and Soumaré in the league.
On the other hand, the ‘Citizens’ will approach the match with a short roster. They have not announced a big sign so far (Jack Grealish´s addition looks like a matter of time) and most of their players are still on vacation and others have barely got any training sessions.
Guardiola himself had this to say: “They return, practice, rest or have to be isolated and I am aware that there is no time because we are playing the Community Shield in 10-12 days and we only have three players. We will have to play with second team guys and we will try our best.”
This way, Brendan Rogers has an excellent chance to lift another trophy with Leicester after winning the FA Cup. It is predictable that the playing pace will be far from the standard during season, but the excitement is guaranteed.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.