Patience pays off for Manchester City’s ‘good guy’ Oleksandr Zinchenko | Jamie Jackson

15 May 2019 09:29
The Ukrainian almost left at the start of the season but stayed to make himself first choice at left-back and could now pick up a third winner’s medal at Wembley on Saturday“Come to me my lovely.” With these words Oleksandr Zinchenko embraced the Premier League trophy in Manchester City’s dressing room at the Amex Stadium following Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Brighton.Zinchenko had just become the first Ukrainian to claim two English championships, eclipsing Oleg Luzhny who won a single title with Arsenal in 2001-02. Yet the warmth of his sentiment might be the same as that felt when Pep Guardiola considers how the 22-year-old deputised so impressively, mainly in the second part of the campaign for Benjamin Mendy at left-back. Related: Manchester City accuse Uefa of leaks amid Champions League ban threat Related: David Squires on … Manchester City's title win and how close Liverpool came Continue reading. . read full article

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