The Norwegian came off the bench against Fulham at the weekend to score the winning goal in added time – as well as seeing an earlier effort ruled out by VAR – having missed the previous two matches.
But the City boss indicated he hasn’t made a complete recovery and cannot confirm whether he will be involved in our Carabao Cup Third Round game against Chelsea on Wednesday.
“He is still not perfect still,” said Guardiola.
“We will see tomorrow and Saturday [ahead of the Premier League game against Brentford]. He is getting better.
“The main thing is the bone was not broken – the ligament is damaged a little bit, so he’s still not perfect right now.
“We will see [about playing for Norway against Ireland and Finland] - a week, ten days anything can happen.
“If he feels good, he will play for the national team - it is so important for the players.
“I never stop players playing for their national team.”
And ahead of England revealing the 26-man squad for the World Cup, the boss was asked for a further update on Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker.
Guardiola says there is regular contact between the Club and England, and ultimately, it will be the decision of Gareth Southgate as to who is included in his squad.
“It is up to Gareth,” he said.
“They are communicating with physios, and doctors and the English national team.
“Kalvin will be with the squad for the Chelsea game.”
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