Ivorian Bony Frustrated with Bench Role

Ivory Coast international, Wilfried Bony, has expressed his disappointment with lack of starting opportunities at Manchester City.

The 27-year-old found himself starting from the bench during Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal with Manuel Pellegrini preferring the fit-again Sergio Aguero instead. Despite coming off the bench, the Ivorian who has 8 goals in 20 appearances for the Citizens, says the relegation to the bench left him frustrated. 

“I’m disappointed that I didn’t start,” Bony told reporters. 

“I’m not the coach. The coach does what he thinks is best for the team. Everyone on the bench wants to play. He has to choose 11 players. But I think I deserve to be playing. 

“Aguero is coming back from injury. He hasn’t played for a couple of weeks. My feeling is that I will discuss this with the manager. 

“I will continue to work hard, prepare very well and then it will depend on the coach who he puts in.  

“When I come on I just try to do my best to try to score or to give an assist to help the team to win.”

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