Guardiola told the club's website: "I said many times, all of us we believe, not just me, Txiki (Begiristain) as well, we believe we have a good generation in the academy, with four or five players with quite good potential to help us.
"These guys have a good quality. Cole (Palmer), James (McAtee), Romeo (Lavia), Sam Edozie - he is injured - Luke Mbete, Liam Delap is injured and a top striker. We have good players in the academy.
"When we can use them, I am delighted. We don't give them opportunities just because they are in the academy, we believe in them and then it's on them to show it.
"For our fans, I know how they like to see Phil and Cole and the next one to come. The rest is about being patient. Work hard and when they have opportunities, they have to play good."
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