“Nathan is an alternative (at left-back). He is not a left-back to do overlaps…he is not just this type of guy,” Guardiola stressed at his post-match press conference.
“But he is so focused, so concentrated. He is an intelligent guy and on Saturday our build-up was with three at the back with Aymer more in the centre and John more on the right. It suited us perfectly.
“Against a team like Burnley, they are strong in the air and at set pieces and corners and it helped to have a player Nathan alongside John, Aymer and Rodri then Ferna in the last few minutes.
“He’s a joy to have him - Nathan is a great guy.
“He always trains well and is loved by the team. This type of person when I can give them minutes, I am really pleased for them.”
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