Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has gotten a pat on the back for his professionalism despite failing to get the much-craved playing time in recent times.
City Coach, Pep Guardiola told journalists on Friday that he knows that it is not easy for players to be happy when consistently being left out of action but the way Iheanacho and his teammates have taken the development is quite encouraging for the Spaniard.
“It’s not easy for the players who do not play and be out for a long, long time in many cases, like Kelechi Iheanacho, Nolito or the other players. Their behaviour has been more than professional, it was perfect, and Sergio too.”
Meanwhile as reports suggest that Gabriel Jesus is out of the season, Guardiola says he believes all the other players can deliver in their own right.
He said: “I am not expecting Gabriel to do what Sergio does and I am not going to ask Sergio to do what Gabriel did.
“Every player has his quality. Just go there,play as best as possible and that’s all. Gabriel has his own qualities and Sergio has his own qualities.
“With both we are a stronger team. Now we’ve had an unlucky situation with Gabriel like we had with Gundogan and with the other players we are going to fight.”