Despite the new position on the biggest night of his career so far, McAtee says he has no issues with playing in defence and insisted he would have played anywhere if it meant making his debut.
“When he [Pep Guardiola] shouted me over, I was like, 'wow, it's happening'," he told City TV.
“It was just a buzz. When I came on, I was smiling the whole way through. When I came on I went left-back. Pep said, 'can you play there?' I said anything to get on the pitch and I just tried my hardest. The other players talked to me, helped me out. It was just good to be on the pitch.
"The score was 4-1, the impact wasn't needed, it was about keeping possession and keeping the ball."
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