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"Phil has to be Phil and not be Kevin De Bruyne" - Guardiola

Sunday24 January 2021 | 14:19
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Pep Guardiola has asked Phil Foden to be himself and not try to be Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City.

City

were shocked to know that

De Bruyne

be on the sidelines for four to six weeks due to a hamstring injury.

De Bruyne

would miss matches against West Brom, Sheffield United, Burnley, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Borussia Monchengladbach and West Ham.

Foden

is creative and he is also a dynamic figure and

Guardiola

wants the youngster to continue playing as he is at the moment.

“We have the players,”

Guardiola

announced.

“Phil has to be Phil and not be Kevin De Bruyne because there is only one Kevin De Bruyne. 

“He needs to keep doing what he has been doing in terms of when we are in a bad moment or when we are losing in terms of what he gave to the game.”

The

City

team will fill in for

De Bruyne

, and probably Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, and Joao Cancelo will be selected to play.

“The two young players who came off did really well,”

Guardiola

added.

“Gundo is a player who can assist or has the sense to score a goal, and with Phil, Riyad and Joao they have the quality for the extra pass.”

City

struggled hard to win Cheltenham 3-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

“Every throw is more important than a corner or a free-kick and they have these moments, are taller, bigger and better than us in this aspect,”

Guardiola

said of the game.

“But we reacted well and in this competition, it is not the first time a Premier League team has suffered."

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