Man City boss Guardiola happy for Diaz to join Real Madrid

Man City boss Guardiola happy for Diaz to join Real Madrid

"It's better conditions for both teams".

"I don't know how far we are going to be because maybe the EFL Cup is not good for our recovery but it is what it is".

The 19-year-old was highly rated by the club but has followed winger Jadon Sancho out of the Etihad after the England worldwide left in the summer of 2017, going on to make a huge impact at Borussia Dortmund.

Asked if he was disappointed to lose Diaz, Guardiola said on Tuesday: "No".

City remain challenging in four competitions, while rivals Liverpool are only battling for the Premier League and Champions League but Guardiola believes there can be advantages to having more games. I never did [request long grass against Liverpool].

Kyle Walker also shone having found himself playing a back-up role to Danilo in recent weeks, the Brazilian selected for Thursday's 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League in place of the England worldwide.

"We don't want people who don't want to be here", said Guardiola.

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However, youngster Phil Foden made it 2-0 for Man City two minutes before the break with a scuffed effort inside the box against the run of play.

"The only one who chose to stay is Phil [Foden]". "Of course going to Real Madrid is not a bad step and hopefully he can get the minutes he didn't get in the last period for many reasons".

"We wish him all the best because he's a nice guy but on the other side, again congratulations to the academy and for the club to work so well".

"You have to take a look at all the big clubs in Europe, how many young players there are in the first team immediately".

The 19-year-old had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.

"The young players need time - everybody". It is hard to get in, but we all try our best. This is what we have done. "The players, their family, their agent; they decide what is best for them".

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