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Man City boss Guardiola resonates with Aguero frustration

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said he can't be worried about hurting the feelings of his players when selecting his team.

Club legend Sergio Aguero was visibly frustrated when Gabriel Jesus replaced him after 60 minutes of City's 4-1 rout of Tottenham.

"That's normal," Guardiola said of his striker's reaction to being replaced.

"The players want to play and I can understand him. He is a top player. But at that moment I needed a little more energy with Gabriel in that position. That is why I decided to take a decision.

"Always I don't want to hurt the players, believe me. Always I understand them because I was a football player and they want to play. But I have to take decisions.

"Before the game I thought the best option was Sergio and said to Gabriel I thought that. (If) he's sad and upset, I'm sorry but I'm just thinking about the next one.

"When the manager takes a decision and we win, always we are right. When you don't win, you make a mistake. So, it is simple like that."

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