‘It can be lonely playing for Pep Guardiola’ – Manchester City star reveals

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Manchester City star Rodri has claimed it can be sometimes lonely playing as a defensive midfielder for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team.

Rodri told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Sometimes it’s lonely.

“But it is the price that must be paid to play attacking and create many chances. A challenge that I really like: the presence of so many attacking players makes my role very important, I know that I have to give my best and with continuity. It is a key position and I am happy with how I have grown over the years.

“Guardiola tells me to be the coach on the field. He compares my position to that of a lighthouse: ‘Don’t move, let everything revolve around you,’ he tells me.”