Pep Guardiola stated Joao Cancelo’s shock mortgage transfer from Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis to Bayern Munich was motivated by the full-back’s need to play extra.
The Portugal worldwide this week joined the German facet for the remainder of the season with a view to a everlasting change.
There have been studies because the switch was concluded on deadline day that Cancelo had grow to be a disruptive determine within the dressing room after falling out of favour in latest weeks.
However Guardiola, whose Metropolis facet are 5 factors behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, stated the 28-year-old needed common soccer.
“I want him the very best for the remainder of the season, these 4 months. Subsequent season I do not know what is going to occur,” he stated.
“After the World Cup, we made a ‘pre-season’ and began to play otherwise in some patterns. I preferred what I watched and I made a decision to offer extra time to gamers who I noticed on the pitch.
“He’s a man who must play to be completely satisfied and we determined collectively, all three events, to let him go to Munich. He needs to play each single recreation and hopefully that may occur in Munich.”
Cancelo has gained two Premier League titles and two League Cups since becoming a member of Metropolis from Juventus in 2019, together with his capacity to play as an additional midfielder as soon as seen as essential to Guardiola’s facet.
Guardiola, whose workforce journey to Tottenham on Sunday, stated Metropolis can be with out defender John Stones for as much as a month after he suffered a hamstring damage in final week’s FA Cup victory over Arsenal.
“It is three weeks, one month (out),” stated Guardiola. “Sadly, plenty of video games.”