Guardiola on Otamendi, he’s not happy
Pep Guardiola has revealed that Argentine Nicolas Otamendi is not happy at Manchester City because of a lack of game-time with the defender set to play in the Carabao cup against Burton.
Otamendi has made just nine appearances this season in the premier league but is expected to make an appearance in the Caraboa cup but Guardiola has empathized with the defender and praised his professionalism.
“He’s not happy – I don’t have an answer,” Guardiola told reporters at a news conference.
“When he plays he’s happy, when he doesn’t he’s not happy. I don’t know what I can do. When he doesn’t play he’s not happy.
“He could play every week, he can play and I know he’s there. He can help us in the build up, I’ve got three central defenders and Vinny [Kompany] as well. He played [against] Southampton and was excellent, sometimes I have to decide one or the other.
“John came back well after the World Cup, he wants to play a lot of games. Nico – I know we can count on him, an incredible professional and always he’s ready. I can understand it.”