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Guardiola urges English players to play abroad - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/03/2018

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged English players to play abroad so as to gain more experience.

The Spanish tactician believes that England national team would benefit from more players going abroad during their careers.

Jadon Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund, with Guardiola claiming he broke promises about signing a new deal.

"One of the most important decisions that Spanish football has made in the last decade, by coaches and above all players, is that they are brave enough to go to England to play there.

"They became better players, Xabi Alonso, Mikel Arteta, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas. Many players decided to come here. When they came back to the national team, the players were better.

"It's a good experience to move to other countries and experience another reality. It will be tough for young City, Chelsea, United and Liverpool players, and for the national team if the players do not go abroad." He told BBC.

Guardiola is two matches away to win the Premier League after City defeated Stoke City 2-0 at the Bet365 Stadium on Monday.