Man City Coach Guardiola Hails 17-Year-Old Defender For Stopping Iheanacho From ScoringPublished: December 19, 2018
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on 17-year-old central defender Eric García after he stopped Kelechi Iheanacho from finding the net in the League Cup on Tuesday evening.
Leicester City lost 3-1 to the Premier League champions on penalties following a 1-1 draw at King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho did not have a great game with only one attempted shot and 18 touches of the ball, and was replaced with nine minutes remaining.
''He has good vision, a good pass. It's incredible, I'm very pleased. He didn't make one mistake and with the ball he played with huge personality,'' Guardiola told reporters post-match.
''It's not easy with [Demarai] Gray, Kele [Iheanacho] and [James] Maddison.
''It's a big important event. I'm so delighted with his performance."
December 22 will make it three months Iheanacho last scored in a competitive game for club and country and he appears to be lacking in confidence at the moment.
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