Kalvin Phillips has struggled for game time at Man City this season.
The midfielder is facing a race against time to be fit for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
He has barely featured for the Cityzens since his summer move from Leeds United and had a shoulder surgery in September.
The 26-year-old has played a crucial role in the Euros and has been a mainstay for Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
He said to BBC Radio 5: ‘I feel good. After the first 10 minutes on the pitch my heart was racing.
‘I was just glad to be back out there after seven weeks of hard work to try and push for the World Cup squad and just be back fit in general.
‘It is funny, obviously the operation I had is between eight and 12 weeks and eight weeks is bang on the first game of the World Cup. It was a tough decision but one I am happy I made now.
‘I’ll be nervous but if it is a positive call I will be very happy. I feel like I have worked very hard to get to this moment. If it happens I will be very happy.’