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The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, has urged his players who are not playing regularly to be angry because their anger is good for the team.

Pep Guardiola who has managed some of the best players in the history of football believes that it is a positive sign when players who didn’t make his team’s starting lineup are angry.

Jeremy Doku is an example of a player whose lack of game time motivated him to give his best for the team last weekend. After missing the starting lineup for two straight games, Guardiola started him in the game against Bournemouth on Saturday, November 4, and he gave a very good account of himself.

During the Premier League game, the Belgian winger scored a goal and provided four assists as Manchester City beat Bournemouth 6-1.

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At Old Trafford on October 29, Pep Guardiola decided to use Jack Grealish in place of Doku and the game ended 3-0 in favour of City.

However, in the game against Bournemouth last weekend, Grealish was an unused substitute throughout the encounter.

“I want Jack [Grealish] angry and I want him to play good,” Pep Guardiola said ahead of their Champions League game against Young Boys at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7.

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“And then Doku – be angry that he hasn’t played the last two games. This is the way to maintain the consistency at that level.”

The Spanish tactician added, “As much as Jeremy and Jack perform, and I can play both at the same time, but when they don’t, train better the next day because the moment is coming, and when you are mentally there in the head you will perform well.

“The way he [Grealish] played at Old Trafford, to give us more composure and more powers in that position, it was decisive for us.

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“We need everyone. There are a lot of games and everyone has to compete.

“Then we will win games and you will be happy and everyone will be happy. This is what we have to do.”