Pep Guardiola praises 'incredible academy' after Wycombe win

Pep Guardiola delighted with the young debutants in the 6-1 win over Wycombe.

The Man City has praised the academy stars for their performances in the Carabao Cup win against Wycombe.

Six of the academy players in name of CJ Egan-Riley, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Fin Burns, Romeo Lavia, Luke Mbete and James McAtee made their debut on Tuesday night.

The team also featured some notable first-team players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.

19-year old starlet Cole Palmer scored his first senior goal for the club.


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“I just have to say thank you to the academy,” Guardiola said. “They all do an incredible job.

“You have the feeling that we have not just one or two potential players but many of them. The academy gives them the right values to become good professional players and they have the talent.

“We have the feeling that we can count on them. We saw it today a little bit and we know how good they are. As manager of the first team I can enjoy it, I can use them.”


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