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Iheanacho's manager admits he is still a learner

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 08/01/2017

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is still getting used to the Premier League.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s manager Pep Guardiola has admitted some of his ideas have not been good enough since he took over at Manchester City.

The 45-year old has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks as his Manchester City side have faltered, leading to him suggesting he will retire after his three-year contract at the Etihad expires.

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However, following the 5-0 FA Cup win over West Ham on Friday, he has now admitted he has made mistakes.

“We gave in the first part of the season some really, really good games and performances. But the moment we felt mistakes, especially in defence - an own-goal at White Hart Lane, our miss at Celtic in Glasgow - we lost a little of our confidence to play.

“And at times my ideas were not good, because I'm still getting to know the players, to know what is the best position, the best way to play, to adapt to them.

“Sometimes I have an idea: three at the back or play a player in a certain way, and sometimes it didn't work. And, when that happens, I never complain to the players. Because I see them training, how they suffer, and what they did in the last game against Burnley after 65, 70 minutes with 10 against 11, two days after Anfield.

“You have to look at yourself and see what you have to do to help them find each other and play to each other more fluently, not all the time with an aggressiveness. That is my job. I have to help them and I tell them that. And most of the times we were not good, it was my responsibility.”
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