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Pep Guardiola Expresses Sympathy for Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho has found the net six times this season and had earned the praises of the Citizens coach Pep Guardiola, who gave him a-lot of play time during his early days at the Club due to his scoring ability.

That period is all gone now, as the Nigerian forward is seen on the bench recently due to the coming of Jesus Navas, presence of Nolito and Aguero. His policy of playing only one goal scorer a game, which is the reason for his lack of play time has caught the attention of the tactical Boss Pep Guardiola who today expressed his sympathy for the Lad also expressing his flaws.

"Kelechi now isn't playing for the last games. It's a pity for him because he's another guy - all the African guys I train in my life always they are amazing how they are like professionals in the training sessions," Guardiola was quoted by ESPN.

"But I like normally one striker, not two. Of course, when Sergio [Aguero] was injured, players play the game. But then Gabriel came and Sergio didn't play, so the space is what it is. But it is going to happen this situation with Gabriel so Sergio can't play all the games and, of course, he [Iheanacho] is going to help us.

"I know his quality. I know, of course, he's young and has a lot of things to improve especially in winning duels and be strong in some positions.

"But he's a guy who, in the boxes, is really good. He likes to come a little bit out of the box to play, but arriving at the right tempo and attacking the first post is amazing. So, as a guy, he doesn't need many, many chances to score a goal."

The Nigerian forward might possibly be called up for their next round of FA Cup fixture which is still not going to change his big issue concerning play time.

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