Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is happy with the club’s youngsters this season but he is very aware that there no guarantees of a golden generation like the one the world witnessed with Barcelona and Manchester United in 1992.
According to him, youngsters at City must be ready to overcome the pressure of playing at a big club if they want to become household names.
He added that he is a big fan of all the young players at the club.
His words, “I don’t know. I would like to answer and say ‘yes’ but I don’t know. To figure out if young players will become incredibly top players for the future, I don’t know,”
“This is a club that is so demanding, you have to win games. Sometimes you win four titles and it’s not enough
“Four titles last season is not enough; we didn’t win the Champions League. That is the reality.
“Sometimes they compete against incredible central defenders and, for Tommy Doyle, incredible midfielders.
“For Phil Foden, it is an incredible reality. He is an exceptional player and sometimes he doesn’t play the minutes he should play because he competes with what happened at Old Trafford. All the midfield players played and they played incredibly well.
“I am a big, big fan who respects the process with the young guys. But we have a tendency in all the countries – here as well – that they make the two games and already they will be the new [Wayne] Rooney or the new George Best or will be the new David Beckham.”
On the legends of the club, “We cannot deny how important all these names you name have been for this club,”
“Vinny is unique, Sergio will be unique, David – these type of players are incredible. I think the club, they have the duty and the obligation to find the best replacement for all of them, as quick as possible and anticipate it.
“We have to try and find them or build them from here – it is our obligation as a club.”
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