We Had to Sell Out Top Players to Make Way for Iheanacho - Manuel Pellegrini


Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that the club sold out some so-called big names in the game in order to make room for Super Eagles teenage star, Kelechi Iheanacho.
Speaking in a post match interview after Iheanancho’s hat-trick handed the team an astounding 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup match at Villa Park on Saturday; Pellegrini praised the Nigerian international, noting that his composure during the match was laudable.
Pellegrini noted that Iheanacho’s performance against Aston Villa proves the club were right to allow established stars Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic to leave.
Dzeko and Jovetic joined Serie A sides Roma and Inter respectively at the start of the season and Pellegrini believes Iheanacho is showing that allowing the more experienced pair to go was the right decision.
“Kelechi is a very good young player,” the Chilean told BBC Sport.
“We let Jovetic and Dzeko go because I see Kelechi every day and know what he can do. I am very happy.
“We made some important changes because it is important to rotate with so many matches to play. Bacary Sagna played well at centre-back, he didn’t make any mistakes and [Willy] Caballero was solid in goal.”
“I told Bacary Sagna to tell Kelechi to take the penalty. I see him take penalties every day, so he was in charge.”
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Ukandu Jerry Paul said...

that boy is super good. just his confidence level he needs to work really hard on.