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Guardiola underlines his struggle in youth development

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Pep Guardiola has insisted that Manchester City’s demands leave him with little chance to focus on youth development.

Despite having immense talent in the form of young academy players, Pep Guardiola has complained that he is unable to put them to use due to Manchester City’s high standards.

Pep Guardiola is known to help players grow with his expertise and wisdom. The Spaniard has also recently laid out a new plan to bring out the best players from lower tiers of English football. He also oversaw Barcelona‘s finest team wherein most of the players were academy products.

In Man City, Guardiola gave Eric Garcia, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Tommy Doyle their debuts. Despite making strides, Guardiola hinted that he couldn’t enjoy developing young players as much as he wanted.

“I would like to help the young players here. But this is a club that is so demanding,” Guardiola said as per Four Four Two.

“Even when you win four titles here it isn’t enough – and that is the truth. We won four titles last season and it wasn’t enough because we didn’t win the Champions League.

“That is the reality – and the young players here have to compete against incredible central defenders and incredible midfielders.”