Man City’s teen sensation Cole Palmer reveals he is starstruck when playing with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne… but the 19-year-old is convinced he has done enough to impress absent boss Pep Guardiola in Swindon FA Cup win
- Cole Palmer says he was starstruck at playing with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne
- Academy product Palmer scored on his FA Cup debut in a 4-1 win over Swindon
- He has already scored in the Champions League and Premier League for City
- Palmer netted his first goal of their FA Cup campaign with a top-corner finish
Teenage sensation Cole Palmer admitted he was starstruck at playing with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne upon moving into the Manchester City first-team.
Academy product Palmer, 19, scored on his FA Cup debut in a 4-1 win over Swindon on Friday.
Having already netted in the Champions League and Premier League for current champions City, Palmer netted his first goal of City’s FA Cup campaign with a top-corner finish in the 82nd minute to dash hopes of a Swindon comeback.
Teenage sensation Cole Palmer showed he can mix it with Man City’s big names at Swindon
Speaking following victory in Wiltshire, Palmer said: ‘When I first moved up to the first team I obviously thought “wow, I am playing with the likes of De Bruyne” and players like that.
‘I wouldn’t say it was normal, but I am getting used to it every day, training with them and playing with them when I get minutes. I am enjoying it.
‘They all make me feel at home every day when I go in. It is not just on the pitch, but off the pitch as well. They all give me advice, tell me what to do and what not to do, so I really enjoy it.’
City’s progression to the fourth round of the FA Cup came as the club battles a Covid-19 outbreak with manager Pep Guardiola, 14 staff, and seven first-team players all isolating at home.
Academy product Palmer, 19, scored on his FA Cup debut in a 4-1 win over Swindon on Friday
Despite Pep Guardiola’s absence, Palmer felt he did enough to impress the title-winning manager with his free-flowing performance on the wing in front of a 15,000-strong crowd
Despite Guardiola’s absence, Palmer felt he did enough to impress the title-winning manager with his free-flowing performance on the wing in front of a 15,000-strong crowd.
‘I am delighted for the team. It is obviously a tough place to come. We are through to the next round of the FA Cup which is a top competition, so we are all very happy,’ he added.
‘Wherever I play, I like playing. I don’t mind [playing] on the right. I like trying to take players on and on the right you can do that.
‘I just enjoyed it and tried to create chances to help the team. When I play, I just try to score and create chances.
‘Hopefully I will get more minutes by working hard, keep going, keep my feet on the ground and keep striving for more.’
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