Man City boss Guardiola: De Bruyne was incredible

Hope Soto
January 9, 2019

While that looked ominous for League One Burton, who are at the Etihad on Tuesday for the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, the Brewers showed they could see the amusing side in a post that appeared on their official Twitter account on Monday.

Current holders Manchester City go into the tie after a crushing 7-0 victory in the third round of the FA Cup against Rotherham on Sunday.

'I don't want players who don't want to be here.

"We spoke with him yesterday to play 65-70 minutes, full intensity, and to do everything that is good for his rhythm", Guardiola told a news conference.

Pep Guardiola said that the Premier League should create a second league for youth players to receive playing time.

As the English game begins to earn itself a reputation for letting its best talent leave without properly offering up decent first team opportunities, Guardiola said managers needed to have "more courage" in their younger players.

The 19-year-old was highly rated by the club but has followed winger Jadon Sancho out of the Etihad after the England global left in the summer of 2017, going on to make a huge impact at Borussia Dortmund.

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Foden, Sancho and Diaz were regarded as City's three best prospects of their generation, but the club has seen Jadon Sancho leave for Borussia Dortmund and Brahim Diaz head to the bright lights of Real Madrid.

When he was an academy player at Malaga, Brahim Diaz was a ball-boy for first-team games when Isco was running the show.

Guardiola indicated Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan would play, as they try to regain match fitness following injuries. We want to cut the field all the 10 years, it's better conditions for both teams, when this happens, you do the best for opponents.

"The only one who chose to stay is Phil [Foden]".

It was claimed they allowed the grass to grow much longer than the 23 millimetres the manager usually demands. 'I never do something to trick. "I never made a phone call to say 'do this to damager our opponents". If you want to go, the openings will be there.

Guardiola, meanwhile has confirmed Benjamin Mendy has returned to training following a knee injury that has sidelined him since mid-November and he could be back in action within two weeks.

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