Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has said he needs more defensive options because Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are very old to play every game.
Both players were the CBs in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk but Pep believes because of their age, he will need to ask Rodri, Kyle Walker to play in the position once in a while.
He, however, hailed them for their performance yesternight.
His words, “I didn’t have doubts [Fernandinho] could do it,”
“Nico is 31, Fernandinho is 34 and the next alternative (Eric Garcia) is 18. For three or four months I don’t know what will happen.
“Both were incredible tonight. Nico showed incredible personality after what happened in the previous game.
“We need another solution — Rodri or Kyle Walker maybe — because they cannot play every game at their age.”
Fernandinho also said, “I’ve been training in this position since the start of the season. Pep knows all about our squad and team,”
“Today was my opportunity and I hope I can improve more.”