Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youngster Made Most of His Extra Time

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youngster Made Most of His Extra Time

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WHILE a senior debut is an incredible moment for any player, it can be incredibly daunting too.

When Tom Dele-Bashiru was given the call to come on by Pep Guardiola with his side a goal in front, he was only expecting his Carabao Cup cameo to be brief.

However minutes after coming on to replace Phil Foden, the 18-year-old watched as Jamie Vardy equalised for Leicester to suddenly extend his brief taste of football to an extra half-an-hour.

The youngster impressed Guardiola with the maturity he showed in the situation, and the academy graduate was quick to thank City legend Yaya Toure for his pre-match advice.

"When I found out I was going to be involved I was pleased and excited, but I didn't think I would have been in the squad I thought I would've gone just for the experience - when I found out I was going to be in the squad it was even better," he told ManCity. …

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