Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Pinpoints Youngster as Reason Next Season Can Be Great Too

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Pinpoints Youngster as Reason Next Season Can Be Great Too

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PEP Guardiola namechecked Aleks Zinchenko as he listed reasons for City to be positive about their future.

The Blues have annihilated all comers this season, and a 3-1 win over Brighton gives them the best Premier League campaign ever seen in terms of points and goals accrued.

The next challenge for City and their manager is to defend that title next season, something no team has been able to do for a decade.

Guardiola is not pretending it will be easy but saw plenty from their latest victory to give him confidence for the future - including the performance of his 21-year-old Ukranian at leftback.

"When I decided to come here it was because I knew a lot of people on the board, especially Txiki [Begiristain] and Ferran [Soriano]", said Guardiola. …

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