Wed 22 February 2023 | 17:00

Cancelo reveals the discussion with Guardiola before leaving Man City

After falling out of Man City's starting line-up, Joao Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan with an option to buy for €60m this January. The Portuguese fullback reveals the reason behind his departure.

Cancelo’s loan deal includes a €70 million buy option clause which the Bavarians could activate at the end of the season. Making five appearances for his new club, Cancelo has made an instant impact with two assists to his name so far.

Talking to

O Jogo

, Joao Cancelo said: “

As I already said, he found a way to play, after the World Cup, in which he started playing with a full-back more inside, where I also played, and he liked what he saw with Rico [Lewis] and Nathan [Ake].

“But I think a player is always a bit selfish. Any player wants to feel important, wants to play and anyone who says otherwise is lying. A competitive player, like me, who aspires to win titles, just wants to play. It’s not a question of devaluing my teammates. But I thought I deserved to play and he didn’t.

“So we talked, it was a conversation, not a discussion, and we decided that the best thing would be for me to leave this market. An opportunity I couldn’t refuse. It was by mutual agreement. If City didn’t want to, they wouldn’t let me leave, because I had a contract. I’m very professional, I’ve always given my face for all the clubs. I have a difficult personality, yes, but I have never, at any time, disrespected team-mates or coaches.”



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source: O Jogo

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