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However, with Jamie Vardy’s last-minute equalising penalty it saw the quarter-final head into extra-time, which meant 30 minutes on the pitch for the EDS star.
His performance and maturity on the pitched impressed Pep Guardiola, and the 18-year-old has revealed that Yaya Toure gave a helping hand with his debut first-team experience.
“When I found out I was going to be involved I was pleased and excited, but I didn’t think I would have been in the squad I thought I would’ve gone just for the experience – when I found out I was going to be in the squad it was even better,” Dele-Bashiru explained to ManCity.com.
“I was nervous coming into the game but as the half an hour came on I got more confident and settled into the game more I think, but it was a great experience for me.
“Yaya [Toure] was giving me a lot of advice and support but all of them were helping and telling me I could do it.
“I think I started it off playing a bit safe, but as the game went on I got into it more and was more confident on the ball - Pep said I played well and was proud of all the young players.
“The difference between playing in the first team and the EDS is mainly the tempo – it’s a lot quicker with the first team and more physical as well.”
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