Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has explained why he didn’t field Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho in City’s goalless draw against third-place EFL Championship side Huddersfield during the FA Cup game played on Saturday.
Iheanacho has not featured in six consecutive games for the Citizens and tension is high over the 19-year-old restlessness at the club despite Guardiola trying to subdue the growing speculation by hailing the Super Eagles as a true professional
After having lost Brazilian wonder kid to a lengthy injury and Argentine forward Sergio Aguero returning back to action, making a huge advantage for Iheanacho to come in from the bench but Guardiola decides to introduce a midfielder instead of playing Iheanacho.
“We have only one striker (Iheanacho) on the bench, but we wanted to bring in creativity in the midfield and also inject pace on the wings, that was why we didn’t introduce a striker for a striker,” he revealed.
“Huddersfield Town organised the back and kudos to them for keeping the scores at 0-0, we go again in few days time in what will be an interesting tie.”