Manchester City match-winner Oscar Bobb has revealed that Pep Guardiola gave him the confidence to go onto the pitch and score, a statement which later became reality as the youngster completed City’s comeback. l against Newcastle United.
Pep Guardiola’s men had started the match on a good note, hoping to win comfortably at the St James’Park but things turned out badly between the 35 to 37 minutes as the host netted two wonderful goals to cancel Bernardo Silva’s 26 minutes goal and eventually take the lead.
The Cityzens needed a miracle towards the end of the match and that was exactly what Kevin De Bruyne and Oscar Bobb who were brought into the match in the second half did.
De Bruyne came on in the 70 minutes, scored in the 75 minutes, and set up Oscar Bobb to score the winning goal in the 90+1 minutes of the interesting match.
With the three points secured, Guardiola could not hide his excitement on the sidelines, and Bobb explained after the match that he was able to do exactly what the Spanish manager told him before he entered the pitch.
“Amazing feeling. Just watching from the bench, it was a high tempo match,” started Bobb, whilst speaking to TNT Sports. “The manager told me to come on and score, so thankfully I could.”
The 20-year-old praised the masterclass performance from De Bruyne and admitted that his involvement was a dream that came through for him.
“It’s a lifelong dream, and to do it with the best team in the world, I can’t describe it. This win is for the fans.”
“I said thank you to him [De Bruyne] after. He’s the only one in the world who could do that. To play with him is great. Not only one of the greatest players in the Premier League, he’s a very nice guy. He helps the young guys a lot.”