Even though last year was a remarkable one, the conclusion of it didn’t live up to the expectations.
Ousting Liverpool into the Premier League title after winning their final 14 games of this year in a row, maintaining their cool to watch off Chelsea at the Carabao Cup closing and humiliating bad Watford 6-0 at the FA Cup final at Wembley watched the Citizens become the first English domestic treble-winning group – a remarkable accomplishment.
With the best director in the world, an enormity of a squad and luck along with riches high quality, what would get much better?
The ending of 2019 has revealed there’s still some work to perform. But maybe Guardiola doesn’t need to get his checkbook this season, the replies lie within Manchester.
We can start off with Phil Foden but let us face it he’s well and truly established on the first-team scene.
So instead, we start the ball rolling with diminutive forward Ian Poveda, who has represented England in five different categories (Under-16 through to Under-20) and made his first-team debut for City against Burton Albion in last year’s Carabao Cup semi-fina.
Born to Colombian parents, he’s spent his childhood career at Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona contained – but today faces the possibility of impressing a manager with a massive amount of midfield talent at his disposal.
Making his FA Cup debut on Saturday, it was one to await the 17-year-old. Scoring at the 4-1 triumph of City will have aided his prospects and, even while actions could possibly be a very long shot, we can expect to see more of the child – courtesy of’Pep Roulette’.
As City’s search for a centre-back proceeds it would be easy to fail those and while he requires a whole lot of time prior to being thrown into the lineup his future at the club remains glowing.
This might be the best answer to the centre-back conundrum Man City is facing. While Aymeric Laporte’s return is on the horizon, the defender needs a partner. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have both proven to be questionable choices and certainly haven’t sparkled this season, with Pep exuding little confidence in the pair.
However, Guardiola has shown faith in his fellow countryman Garcia, who has now played in five Premier League matches, including each of the last three. The 18-year-old kept his first top-flight clean sheet against Sheffield United in the last days of 2019 and is highly revered by Man City, as well as across Europe.