Guardiola names the player he ‘feels guilty’ for ignoring

Date published: Sunday 16th September 2018 11:31

Pep Guardiola “feels guilty” for not playing Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden more.

Foden has been restricted to just eight minutes in the Premier League this season, as a second-half substitute in the thrashing of Huddersfield.

The midfielder impressed in the Community Shield win over Chelsea before the start of the season, and if he doesn’t make it at club and international level, who will?

The 18-year-old has been part of every City matchday squad this season aside from the Wolves draw, and Guardiola planned to introduce him in Saturday’s victory over Fulham.

“I feel guilty,” Guardiola said after the game. “He deserves to play.

“The problem was the injury to Sergio Aguero, we didn’t want to take a risk.

“Phil Foden will play a lot of games this season – I feel it. The guys after the game were so tired, we have games, games, games, he’s going to play.

“I like him a lot. Every time he plays, he plays so good. He will play minutes.”

 

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