Aguero ankle damage stored Foden on the bench, explains Guardiola

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15 Sep 2018, 23:07 IST
Sergio Aguero
Manchester Metropolis striker

Pep Guardiola feels responsible about not utilizing Phil Foden towards Fulham however stated Sergio Aguero’s ankle damage meant he couldn’t deliver {the teenager} off the bench.

Guardiola touted Foden for an England call-up previous to Saturday’s Premier League recreation on the Etihad Stadium, when Leroy Sane, David Silva and Raheem Sterling have been on course in a 3-Zero win.

However Foden, who has made one transient substitute look within the Premier League this season, remained an unused substitute regardless of Metropolis easing to a snug victory towards the newly promoted aspect.

Metropolis host Lyon of their first Champions League group recreation on Wednesday and Guardiola indicated the match was a consider his resolution to deliver off Aguero early within the second half.

“I really feel responsible. I really feel responsible. He deserves to play however would not play,” Guardiola stated of 18-year-old Foden. 

“We had an issue with Sergio within the first half and did not wish to take a threat. I really feel responsible as a result of he deserves to play however he will play a number of video games, I really feel it.

“At present the fellows are so exhausted and now we begin two video games every week so he will play. I like him lots and each time he performs he performs so nicely, however all I can say is he will play.”

Guardiola clarified Aguero’s damage will not be regarded as critical, with the striker changed by Gabriel Jesus 9 minutes after the restart having arrange Sterling for his objective.

“He jumped and fell down and felt one thing,” Guardiola stated. “He completed the primary half and within the second he felt a bit uncomfortable however after 3-Zero there was no must threat it. We’ll see how he recovers tomorrow.”

Fulham conceded a bunch of clear probabilities with Guardiola claiming his aspect may have scored “5, six or seven” targets towards Slavisa Jokanovic’s males.

However the Serbian hit out towards criticism of teenage left-back Ryan Sessegnon, who was given a tough time by Metropolis’s array of attacking expertise.

“There are advantages [of playing] that are large and he have to be completely satisfied and happy,” Jokanovic informed reporters.

“Your opinion is he did not play ok, mine is completely different and on the finish I feel he performed nicely, he was a little bit shy and I anticipate from his aspect he can be stronger in either side. We are able to all have completely different opinions.

“Behind him is 100 video games within the Championship and now it is time to play in these locations. I can repeat, the profit is big and he isn’t a small child.

“Sadly we weren’t stunned at this time, for those who analyse the sport Ryan performed good and it is good for him and for his growth and for his expertise.”

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