English Premiership

Mangala concerned about losing SWC chance

Eliaquim Mangala (Supplied)
Eliaquim Mangala (Supplied)

Cape Town - Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala admits he is unlikely to earn a call-up to the France national team for the 2018 Soccer World Cup considering his lack of game time.

The 26-year-old remains determined to fight for a place at the 2018 Soccer World Cup, but he has only played only 79 minutes of Premier League football this season, which severely limits his chance of a call-up.

However, John Stones is injured and Vincent Kompany has struggled for fitness which could give Mangala an opportunity to prove himself worthy of Les Bleus.

"The World Cup is still on my mind. You have to be realistic, at the moment it's impossible for me to go to the World Cup," he told Sky Sports News.

"In two, three or four months' time, we'll see what's going to happen. The season is long; you never know what's going to happen but today it's complicated.

"I'm going to fight until the end and we'll see what happens."

City welcome Southampton to the Ethihad Stadium on Wednesday evening for a Premier League clash.

Kick off is at 22:00.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57