Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola has urged Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho to deputise well in the absence of the suspended Sergio Aguero.
Iheanacho, 20, scored City’s equaliser in their 1-1 home draw against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
The wonderkid is expected to be saddled with the responsibility of getting Man City’s goals for the four league games Aguero won’t be involved in after his suspension for getting sent off against Chelsea during the 3-1 weekend loss.
“I’m so happy, we played really well,” Guardiola said after the game.
“The experienced players helped the younger players and it was a really good game.
“There is no pressure on Kelechi Iheanacho, he just has to do his job.”
Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s on loan player, Patrick Roberts, who scored Celtic’s first goal.
“Patrick Roberts’ goal was fantastic, he is a good player. We will think about him at the end of the season.
“I’m very happy we have qualified from a very tough group. We have to win respect in this competition and we look forward to the draw.”