Oscar Bob expressed his gratitude for making his Champions League debut this week, adding, “I’m very grateful.”
Bob, an academy graduate, made his mark in the 83rd minute, replacing Phil Foden in a 3-1 home triumph over Red Star Belgrade, collecting three crucial points for our group.
Pep Guardiola, the manager, acknowledged his happiness with Bob’s influence in the first-team setup, praising his versatility, courage, and work ethic.
Bob, at the age of 20, was overjoyed to receive the opportunity to compete in a special European championship under Guardiola’s direction.
It’s an honor to make my Champions League debut, and I’m grateful to be part of such a fantastic club.”
“The manager prepared us well; it was difficult to compete against such a strong opponent.” We were in command for the majority of the contest, but we faltered near the conclusion.
“Of course, being 1-0 down at halftime was disappointing, but we regrouped at halftime, came out, and finished the job.”
“We kept doing what we were doing, creating chances, and the goal came.”
Bob is now aiming to make an even bigger impression in the 2023/24 season, when he will compete for minutes with players such as Jack Grealish, Jeremy Doku, and Foden.
He’s a great supporter of this team and believes they’re “worthy of following in big footsteps,” but that won’t stop him from doing his all to earn more playing time.
“Being in that environment, which is the best in the world, inspires me, and their continued humility is admirable.”
“Jack [Greaish] – what he’s done for the club in the last few seasons, Jeremy [Doku] – what he’s achieved in France, and Phil [Foden] – he’s been one of the best young players in the world over the last three or four years, so it’s a big step to follow, but it’s a big inspiration.”