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Rodri - Guardiola has already helped my game

19th July 2019, 17:58 by Tom Hill

New Manchester City man Rodri says he is loving life under Pep Guardiola after his summer switch from Spain.

The 23-year-old joined the Citizens earlier this month to become Guardiola's second signing of the summer.

Rodri penned a five-year deal after deciding to leave Atletico Madrid and he made a big impact during his debut on Wednesday in Nanjing.

The Spaniard played just in front of the back four as City beat West Ham United 4-1 and he is now hoping to play his part in the next match on Saturday against Wolves.

Rodri says Guardiola has already helped him improve his game and is excited to see what the future holds.

He told the club's official website: "For me, it's an incredible experience to spend a year with Simeone and now Pep. Let's see how I can learn.

"You take a look back and see what he won, and you want to win the same things. I need to look at what he says and teaches me - that's why I came here.

"He has already told me what I have to do with the ball, how can I find my teammates, many things. I cannot explain now but you will see over the season. I will adapt to this team.

"We don't talk much after the game but before he told me what i have to do on the pitch, how I focus on defensive and offensive side.

"It's not easy, I have to adapt my way of playing to the team. With the matches, I will get more confident, more used to passing to my partners. It's good he tells me things. It's good news."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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