SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING: "Yeah, some of them are better.
(Midfielder) Kevin (De Bruyne) is back and joined training the last two days good.
(Defender Benjamin) Mendy as well.
Mendy a little bit later, but as well, yeah." 2.
WHITE FLASH 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON CATALONIA, SAYING: "Well, I know exactly today what's going to happen today in my country, Catalonia.
How incredible the people, specifically is walking from all around Catalonia to go to Barcelona to give support to the seven political prisoners and two social activists who are in jail for more than 100 years all together.
So, I think if the people were not convinced it was not fair, millions and millions of people would not walk to the big city from Catalonia to give support to these people - these exiled people who cannot come back home.
So, the statement I read from people from Catalonia was just to sit and talk, please, sit and talk.
I think the international community must help us to solve the conflict of Catalonia and Spain.
And the only thing is someone, one mediator (from) outside to help us to sit and talk, sit and talk." STORY: Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones could be in contention for Saturday's (October 19) Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, manager Pep Guardiola said.
Belgium playmaker De Bruyne has returned to first-team training this week for the first time since suffering a groin injury in a win over Everton last month.
Centre back John Stones is also back after recovering from a thigh problem, as is Benjamin Mendy, although the French full back may have to wait for his first-team comeback.
City will look to get their league title defence back on track at Selhurst Park after a shock loss to
Class="kln">Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out left Guardiola's side eight points behind leaders Liverpool, who hold a 100% record.
After a La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona was rescheduled, Guardiola, a former Barcelona player and their most successful ever manager, called on European countries to try to resolve the unfolding crisis in Catalonia which has seen violent protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders.