Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that he has to apologize to youngster Phil Foden every time he fails to play him.
The young England midfielder has found game-time difficult to come by this season making a couple of substitute appearances for the Citizens.
Guardiola has now explained that he has to apologize to the player every time he leaves him out of the team. The England U21 is down the pecking order with City boasting of the strongest midfield in the league. According to the Spanish tactician Kevin De Bryune, Rodri, Bernado Silva, David Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan are all ahead of the player in the pecking order making it difficult for him to find play-time.
“He deserves to play. I want to give him minutes. Every time I don’t play him, I am in front of him saying I’m sorry. But it’s Kevin De Bruyne there, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Gundogan, I’m so sorry. I know the best way to grow up is to play minutes, but he’s so young,” he said.
Pep went on to back the youngster stating that he has a bright side with the Blue side of the Manchester club.
“I don’t know how many players that age play have played more minutes in the recent past, the minutes he has played the last season with us, but he’s going to be an incredible player for us in the future. We trust him a lot. But it is what it is” he added.