Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager honored a young British-Nigerian player Samuel Edozie who scored three goals in three games during pre-season friendlies.
On July 1, 2020, , the 18 year old Samuel Edozie has been a key figure in the club’s U23 ranks since he moved to Millwall. He was born in England to Nigerian parents. At the moment, he is part of Guardiola’s squad preparing for the new campaign and he has improved to the demands of senior football scoring in each of the club’s last three matches.
He has made the highest chances after replacing Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling, who are still not back from their breaks.
On Tuesday night this week, Edozie arrived from Millwall for an initial £400,000 last year, and he was in the right place at the right time to score the early opener as City beat Blackpool 4-1.
The young British-Nigerian winger Sam Edozie scored against Preston and Barnsley in the last week giving him a three-goal pre-season haul that only Riyad Mahrez can match.
“Like all of them, as a young talent having a special quality, a guy who gets to the box with the intention to score the goal is important for wingers,” he said.
Manchester city Guardiola says the youngster has plenty of promise.
“He’s an incredible young player, good pace. Be patient with him. With minutes they play good and this is important for wingers,” he said.
On Saturday he will face Leicester at Wembley in the Community Shield, and Edozie has the grace of making the squad, with Guardiola saying last week he would be relying on ‘second team’ players.