Pep Guardiola has clarified the amazing announcement that he sees Ilkay Gundogan as one of the decisions for replacing the harmed Sergio Aguero. The proprietor of Manchester City is expected inside the following 24 hours to find the degree of a knee injury to the club’s all-time leading goal scorer.
And while supporting Gabriel Jesus as the conspicuous replacement on Thursday night as the Blues head to Chelsea, he called attention to that Jesus can’t be required to play in each game because of the squeezing requirement for rotation in the riotous, re-started season.
He proceeded to list the players he felt could step into the striking job without too much whine and, although the names of Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva were no enormous shock, Gundogan was added to that blend.
Germany ‘s international midfield base sitting is progressively comfortable in spite of being increasingly skilled in advanced midfield positions. In any case, none have discovered him a player capable of playing the central situation in a three-pronged front up until this point.
Guardiola was asked to expand on his throwaway commentary, and he made it clear that he didn’t see Gundogan playing the same job as Aguero: “The players who understand the game and are so a lot smarter, they understand how to play football, they can play all the positions. Some talented players can play only one position and Ilkay can play in many, many various positions. Not as a striker, as a primary target, yet as a striker, he can go down and play to get to the net. He’s an outstanding player because he’s so smart — and at the same time he can play the same job as full-backs, wingers.”
Jesus would probably have started against Chelsea anyway, as he stretched out beyond Aguero in his first re-start match against Arsenal last week. He got full backing from Guardiola, amid ongoing gossipy tidbits interfacing Brazil international to a transition to a top Italian club when the transfer window opens.
Guardiola (via MEN) said: “We have no reservations about him as everybody knows except, obviously, we play a lot of games with a constrained time to recuperate and plan. We have to consider various options for that. Authentic can play there in actuality, it’s a fantastic place for him to play and yet Bernardo can play there.”
“He played at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup and had a great game when we won 1-3, which helped us qualify for the final of the Carabao Cup which he performed well there. Bernardo is another player like Gundogan who can play in many various positions because he is so smart.”