Despite playing just 130 minutes in the Premier League this year since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, Kelechi Iheanacho says he is happy to be a player under the best coach in the world Pep Guardiola.
The 20-year-old Nigerian told reporters it has been a good learning curve for him.
“Manchester City is a big team and we need to go far as a squad so we need everybody,” Iheanacho added.
“Of course everyone is competing but we compete as a team. The manager can only pick 11 players so everyone is working, doing well and giving 100 percent. So we keep working and see what comes around next season.”
Iheanacho says he has enjoyed his first season working under manager Pep Guardiola and expects the team to be more competitive in the new campaign.
“He’s a great manager. He’s one of the best managers in the world — probably the best — so I’ve learnt, he’s taught me a lot,” he said.
“He knows football so I’m happy to be his player and to play for him in the team. I’m happy he’s my manager. I’m very, very lucky to have him as my manager in the team.
“We don’t have silverware this season so of course there’s going to be a bit of disappointment. We finished very well this season in the top four and qualified for the Champions League next season.
“The Premier League is not easy. Next season we’re going to come back stronger and it’s going to be a better season from us.”