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Man City boss Guardiola: Zinchenko succeeding out of position

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola concedes he's playing Oleksandr Zinchenko out of position.

The Ukraine international has taken his chance at left-back this season - and impressed.

Guardiola admits Zinchenko belongs further forward, but says: "If Zinchenko has to defend for 90 minutes, he is going to suffer.

"But if we dominate the game he can help us a lot.

"In many cases we have seen players like wingers play as full-backs or midfielders playing as centre-backs.

"I think players that play further forward can play in defence - they can adapt to the position - but for example a centre-back playing in midfield might be difficult."

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