Phillips ‘Overweight’ After World Cup: Guardiola
Guardiola’s initial explanation was to say Phillips, who joined City from Leeds in July, was not fit.
However, the City boss later stated: “He is not injured. He arrived overweight.”
When asked why, Guardiola replied: “I don’t know.
“He didn’t arrive in the condition for the training sessions and to play.”
Phillips played twice for England in Qatar after recovering from shoulder surgery, coming on as a substitute against Wales and Senegal.
He joined City in a £45m deal last summer but has made just one Premier League appearance this season, coming on as a last-minute substitute at West Ham in August.
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