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​Man City boss Guardiola delighted with Zinchenko positional switch

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised versatile star Oleksandr Zinchenko after their 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

City came from behind in the second half to secure three points and top their group heading into the knockout stages of the competition.

Zinchenko, who typically plays as left back for City, played in midfield due to the absences of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

"No [we didn't have time to practice]," Guardiola said at his post-match press conference.

"But, we know each other quite well, the principles and what we have to do. They are smart enough to make some adjustments.

"Oleks today was new to the position, but in the national team he plays in midfield. He made good actions and helped us, because he is intelligent, to defend well.

"It's a long time ago since he played there. I would say he almost never plays this position.

"It was not easy to find the spaces. The first few minutes were uncomfortable but after that he played much better."


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