Former Manchester City defender Angelino has claimed manager Pep Guardiola “killed” his confidence during his time at Etihad Stadium.
The Spain left-back made just 12 appearances after joining City in the summer of 2019 before being loaned to German team RB Leipzig in the next transfer window.
The 24-year-old has since thrived under Julian Nagelsmann, reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, and made his loan to the Bundesliga side permanent last week.
Angelino told reporters: “They both like to play with the ball, to get it back quickly. There’s one thing that makes a big difference – one gave me confidence and played me and the other didn’t. . “
Reflecting specifically on his time at the Etihad stadium, he added: “It killed me. Confidence was everything, when you don’t have the confidence of a coach, that’s it.
“I was judged on two preseason games, then I didn’t have my chance for a few months.
Overall, he said he considered playing under Guardiola a “50-50 experience”.
He said: “On the one hand, I really learned a lot from Pep, but obviously I didn’t play as much as I wanted or deserved.”
Angelino first joined City as a young player and had several loan spells before moving to PSV Eindhoven for good in 2018. A year later, however, City exercised a buyout option to address a weakness in the team. ‘team at the left rear.
The return movement did not work.
“I rested when I was with Pep for six months,” Angelino said. “That was enough. I don’t want it anymore. That’s why I want to be on the pitch. I’ve had enough vacations.