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Pep Guardiola praises Rodri

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The 23-year-old played for the first time with the English Premier League team as they prepare for the 2019-2020 season.

Rodrigo Hernandez, better known as Rodri, debuted professionally in 2015 for Villarreal.

In 2018 he moved to Atletico Madrid, where he played 34 La Liga matches, before being signed by Manchester City.

And now he has played his first match for the English Premier League champions.

“He is a tall guy, which for a short team like we are is very good,” Pep Guardiola’s words were echoed by Marca.

“It’s good for set-pieces, but that’s not why we bought him.”

Guardiola explained: “He is young, a typical holding midfielder who is so quick in his thinking.”

“We expect him to have a long career with our club.”

“Since we arrived, we tried to get players who are 21, 22, or 23 years of age,” he added.

“He is in the national team and in Spain, they call him the second Sergio Busquets, so I think we have a good player.”