Pep: It's tough to play young players

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has explained why it's tough for him to play young players on a regular basis.

The Citizens are aiming for a third successive Premier League title this season, but there have barely been any young talent in City's league side, other than Phil Foden.

Manchester United, Arsenal and  Chelsea have blooded a few youngsters across all competitions, but Guardiola says the expectations at City doesn't allow him to play young players as much as he would like.

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"Basically these teams [like Manchester City] all need to win titles and prizes.

"The process for the young players needs time and the best way is step-by-step for the players that we have.

"But the demand for the club, not [necessarily] winning the Champions League but being there all the time in all competitions, and for that it needs [more experienced] players that we have.

"The talent is there, when they are talented they will play. But at the same time we have to compete every single day to fight with the best teams in England and Europe.

"We need David Silva's, Kevin de Bruyne's, Sergio Aguero's and Fernandinho's - all these type of players."