Pep Guardiola expresses sympathy for Man City outcast Kalvin Phillips and is unsure of his place in the team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed deep regret for his handling of midfielder Kalvin Phillips, confessing that he feels “so sorry” for the outcast player. Phillips, who joined City from Leeds, has struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup and has been largely benched this season. With the January transfer window approaching, there are speculations about a possible move for Phillips away from Etihad. Guardiola’s remarks shed light on the manager’s personal feelings about the situation and the impact it has had on Phillips. This article delves into the details of Phillips’ situation at City and the potential options for his future, including a possible move to Italian giants Juventus.

Manchester City outcast Kalvin Phillips has been the subject of sympathy from manager Pep Guardiola as he struggles to find playing time at the Etihad. Despite being injury-free, Phillips has only featured for 89 minutes in City’s first 15 Premier League games and has been an unused substitute in their last four matches. Guardiola expressed regret over his decision not to give Phillips more opportunities, praising the player’s character and professionalism. With the January transfer window approaching, Phillips has been linked with moves to Juventus and Bayern Munich, with Newcastle also expressing interest. However, City would need to cover the majority of his £150,000 a week wages for a move to Juventus to materialize. Phillips’ potential move to a new club could increase his chances of earning a place in the England squad for Euro 2024.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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