RB Leipzig star Angeliño has accused Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola of killing his self-confidence before his move to Germany.
Angeliño initially joined City in 2015 from Deportivo de La Coruña Youth before being shipped out on loans to NYCFC, Girona, Mallorca and NAC Breda.
He was then shipped out permanently to PSV Eindhoven in 2018 and went on to establish himself with the Dutch side, impressive in his year there before Manchester City elected to bring him back in a £10.8m deal in 2019.
The Spaniard was then a regular under Pep Guardiola between July and January last season, making 12 appearances in all competitions as the City boss looked for a solution at left-back.
However, he struggled to impress and was duly shipped out to RB Leipzig in the winter transfer window that year in a move that caught some off guard.
He’s been a revelation for the German side since, quickly earning the trust of Julien Nagelsmann and managing one goal and five assists in 18 games on loan last year.
That deal was extended in the summer, and he’s continued to shine, with eight goals and 11 assists in 31 games in all competitions so far.
The move from Manchester City has now been turned into a permanent one after his number of appearances triggered a clause, and Angeliño could not be happier that it has.
“Pep killed me and my self-confidence,” BILD report him saying.
“After my move from Eindhoven back to City, he had already passed his judgement on me in two preparation games and didn’t give me a real chance again after that.
“That’s why I was happy to be loaned to Leipzig in the first place, and now I’m a permanent part of the club.
“One (manager-Nagelsmann) gave me confidence and let me play. The other didn’t.
“In Leipzig, I felt confidence from day one. The club and the coach gave me an incredible push. I am now happy to be able to play consistently in Leipzig.”