In the wake of losing highly talented 19 year old brahim Diaz to Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola has defended the club saying they did everything to keep the youngster.
Speaking to Journalists, Pep also claimed it is not his fault that he is unable to give upcoming players enough playing time given the quality of the u-23 League in England.
When asked about Diaz’s departure, Guardiola said: “Like I said many times, I don’t want people that don’t want to stay here”
“We did with Brahim everything we have done with Phil (Foden) and with Jadon – important players and we did absolutely everything. The only one who decides to stay is Phil”
“We wish him all the best. Real Madrid is not a bad step, so hopefully he can take the minutes he wants and that he didn’t want here for many reasons”
“He’s a nice guy. Congratulations to the academy and the club for working so well, because important teams in Europe want our players”
Create a good second league and you will see how many good young players will be in the Premier League,”- Guardiola.
“Play against real teams, compete every single weekend, with real games, fighting to survive. After, maybe the managers in the Premier League will have more courage”
“But now they play every week in friendly games, in front of 12 people here in the second team”- Guardiola