Guardiola defends Manchester City youth record after Brahim Diaz's Real Madrid move

Guardiola defends Manchester City youth record after Brahim Diaz's Real Madrid move

Guardiola defends Manchester City youth record after Brahim Diaz's Real Madrid move

Pep Guardiola has revealed he is hoping to extend skipper Vincent Kompany's stay with City.

The 19-year-old left Manchester to sign a six-and-a-half-year contract worth more than £21m with the Spanish giants over the weekend, with his presentation to the home support taking place on Monday.

"Yes, we are considering it and we are talking about", said Pep.

Diaz posted a brilliant picture of him watching Isco and Santi Cazorla celebrate, on his Instagram account in November 2016, captioning it: "I always wanted to be a professional footballer".

"He is our captain, he has spent 11 years here".

"We saw in the last games against Southampton and Liverpool that he is a huge personality". The only problem is his injury problems.

"Every central defender has quality but no doubt Vincent is special".

De Bruyne, who had eight league goals and 16 assists for City last season, played for more than an hour against Rotherham and looked close to full fitness, driving forward from midfield to create a host of chances for his team.

Burton Albion are the first team from the third tier of English football to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup competition since Sheffield United, then managed by Clough, in 2014-15. 'We are considering it - I would like it, ' Guardiola said. I take the cups seriously'.

"And after, I have said many times, their families, agents, they decide what is the best for the guy".

"In many ways it's flawless - 70 minutes for Kevin on Sunday, and he can try and play longer next time".

Gillingham were left fuming at a disallowed goal against Southend, when Connor Ogilvie appeared to have scored, only for the officials to wave play on as they felt the ball hadn't crossed the line.

"Not just in England, in any league in the world".

Earlier this season, in October, a young Gillingham team, made up mainly of players from the under-17s and 18s, played matches against Bournemouth and Southampton at Dean Court.

"They don't compete really and that's why sometimes it's hard to put them [in the team]... that's why they train with us, sometimes they play in the cup, sometimes go on loan, to see how they develop in that position".

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