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Friday, March 31, 2023

Guardiola on City’s latest signing: "we didn’t know"

ANDLast Tuesday Manchester City played the duel, and who knows if it was elaborated, against Bristol City, corresponding to the fifth round of the FA Cup. 0-3, with two goals from Foden and Bruyne, and back home. Up to 16 shots on target were attempted by Pep Guardiola’s sidewhich, as in any competition, advances decisively towards the title it touches. The model has for this, although it is hardly known who supplements it.

And that coming from Santpedor it might sound somewhat illogical, in the case of a “football animal” unusual that leaves nothing to chance, except when things happen that are beyond comprehension.

“I honestly didn’t know him, and neither did his teammates. I saw him in the first two or three training sessions and I said to him: ‘wow, how well he moves’. He has great individual quality.” This is how Pep Guardiola himself acknowledged the previous ignorance of Manchester City’s only winter signing . And those words about the albiceleste player date back to the day he made his debut for City, against Bournemouth. He played 20 minutes and, according to the coach himself, “he’s really very good”.

“He came on the recommendation of the Spanish Joan Patsyour consultant in South America, who had already suggested the signing of Gabriel Jesus or Julian Álvarez“explained Guardiola, who despite everything does not know what will become of the player in the future. However, he says he is very satisfied with the quality he has.

The Argentine, who arrived last season, is currently playing the theoretical position of the Spaniard Rodrigo and the Englishman Kalvin Phillips, played for the second time as a citizen for a few minutes in the round of 16 of the FA Cup against Bristol. Add and continue.

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