Constantino Parente: Phil Foden’s lack of Manchester City playing time leaves Pep Guardiola feeling guilty

PEP GUARDIOLA admits he feels guilty about Phil Foden’s lack of action this season.

The highly-rated youngster has played just eight minutes of the new Premier League campaign.

Pep Guardiola admits hes feeling guilty about Phil Fodens lack of action
Pep Guardiola admits he’s feeling guilty about Phil Foden’s lack of action
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That’s despite playing a starring role for City in their pre-season action.

Guardiola vowed over the summer that Foden was set for a big role at the Etihad and therefore would not be sent out on loan.

But with plenty more games to come, including the return of Champions League football, the tactician insists Foden will get his chance soon.

Guardiola said: “I feel guilty. He deserves to play. The problem was the injury to Sergio Aguero (against Fulham), we didn’t want to take a risk.

The ace has played just eight minutes in the Premier League this season
The ace has played just eight minutes in the Premier League this season
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“Foden will play a lot of games this season – I feel it. The guys after the game were so tired.

“We have games, games, games. He’s going to play. I like him a lot.

“Every time he players, he plays so good. He will play minutes.”

Guardiola also reserved praise for Leroy Sane, adding: “We never had doubts about his quality. Delighted for his performance and so confident.”

Foden was denied a loan move as he was promised some games this season
Foden was denied a loan move as he was promised some games this season
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Guardiola insists Foden will be seeing plenty of action this season
Guardiola insists Foden will be seeing plenty of action this season
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