Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's expectations make it hard to play young talent | Football News 1

Pep Guardiola says the expectation to win silverware at Manchester City is a significant factor behind the dearth of young talent making the breakthrough on the Premier League champions.

Phil Foden is the one Manchester City academy product to function within the Premier League for the primary group, taking part in simply 10 minutes.

Guardiola apologised to Foden in midweek for the 19-year-old’s lack of minutes after his cameo purpose within the 2-0 Champions League win towards Dinamo Zagreb.

City opened their multi-million academy in 2014 however have struggled to rival Chelsea, who’ve seen youth merchandise Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori all flourish within the first group since they have been put beneath a two-window switch embargo earlier this yr.

Asked why in recent times City haven’t seen academy merchandise thrive within the first group, Guardiola mentioned: “Basically these groups [like Manchester City] all want to win titles and prizes.

“The course of for the young gamers wants time and the easiest way is step-by-step for the gamers that we’ve.

“But the demand for the membership, not [necessarily] profitable the Champions League however being there on a regular basis in all competitions, and for that it wants [more experienced] gamers that we’ve.

“The talent is there, when they’re proficient they may play. But on the similar time we’ve to compete each single day to battle with the most effective groups in England and Europe.

“We need David Silva’s, Kevin de Bruyne’s, Sergio Aguero’s and Fernandinho’s – all these type of players.”

Academy merchandise Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who made his first-team debut, Eric Garcia and Adrian Bernabe all featured within the 3-Zero win at Preston within the Carabao Cup third spherical final month.

“With the young players you cannot do it,” Guardiola added.

“The young players can be a help to the others but to have the basis on the young [players] is not possible.”

Guardiola additionally dismissed the assertion that due to Foden’s battle for game-time different young gamers may very well be delay becoming a member of City.

Pep: No cause for concern amid Liverpool run

City, who host Wolves on Sunday, path league leaders Liverpool by 5 factors forward of the ultimate spherical of fixtures earlier than the newest worldwide break and Guardiola is unperturbed by their rivals’ excellent begin to the home season.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect face Leicester and Manchester United both aspect of the break from league commitments earlier than back-to-back matches towards Tottenham and Liverpool comply with.

“It’s not about being concerned. They have tough fixtures but we have tough fixtures too,” mentioned Guardiola, whose aspect have comparatively a extra beneficial run of video games earlier than City go to Liverpool on November 10.

“It is just not about them. I do not even know the schedule of Liverpool’s video games. I know my schedule fairly effectively – the following month and a half I know each recreation I have forward.

“If they’re on this run and [continue] profitable, I will clap and congratulate them.

“All we will do is attempt to preserve our stage to attempt to play higher each recreation and we are going to see what occurs. But we’re within the first days of October.

“There are plenty of video games to play, plenty of competitions, totally different conditions, dealing with good and dangerous moments.”


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