Manchester City player Jeremy Doku says he has a lot of pressure on his shoulder since signing. Doku has admitted that he has a lot of weight on his shoulder since his move to City. The Belgian became the summer signing for City as a replacement to Riyadh Mahrez.
Doku accepts to have pressure on his shoulder at City
Speaking while away on international duty, Jeremy Doku admits to feel a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Moreover, he admits to have improved under Pep Guardiola.
“I’m always on the lookout, I try to prove things with (Belgium) De Rode Duivels. This transfer (to Manchester City) has put a lot of pressure on me, I have to prove that I can play in one of the best teams in the world.
“I know my final pass and my finishing still need to improve. But my job is first and foremost to get past the opponent. I know I can do that if I make the right move at the right time. I know my qualities, but like everyone else, my dribbles sometimes fail.”
“Then I’m frustrated because I didn’t perform the right movement at the right time.”
“While many would believe interest from Manchester City would be a no-brainer, Jeremy Doku admitted that plenty of thought went into a decision, including a conversation with head coach Pep Guardiola.
“Just because it was Man City didn’t mean I just said yes, I wanted to speak to the trainer first to see what role he had in mind for me. I’ve reached an age where I have to play a lot. I felt then that Guardiola believed in me. That’s all I needed to know,” Doku explained.
Pep & co. will rturn in action against Brighton at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League following a trip to neighbours Manchester United at Old Trafford. Moreover, they will be facing BSC Young Boys in the Chmpions League as well.
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