Juanma Lillo says Oscar Bobb has great potential but that his progress requires patience.

After impressing on the preseason tour to Japan and South Korea, the Norwegian made his Premier League debut in the 5-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

The 20-year-old has shown his quality with the Academy helping our Under-18s to successive league titles and was named EDS Player of the Year in two title-winning campaigns.

And Lillo is excited to see what Bobb can achieve as part of Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad.


“We have great expectations for Oscar,” he said. “He’s won his place in the squad through his talent.

“He’s a very alive player on the pitch, he’s very daring and he’s someone who can play on the inside and outside.

“We just need to be calm, we need to give him his time and he also has to be patient and give himself that time.

“But it’s another great player that we’ve got who’s come from the Academy and we expect big things.”

Hear Juanma’s thoughts in full via the video above…