Manchester City’s Norwegian wonderkid Oscar Bobb has had to be patient since arriving in the City first team. While he hasn’t featured prominently so far his quality and immense ability are clear to see.
This season has been a learning experience for the youngster. Bobb has made 11 appearances since being promoted from the City academy system. He has scored one goal and registered an assist in those appearances. His goal in the UEFA Champions League against Red Star Belgrade was reminiscent of David Silva. His assist for Nathan Ake to score City’s 6th in a 6-1 win over Bournemouth was another showcase of his quality.
During his brief appearances, his undoubted technical ability is evident. It is clear that sometime in the near future Bobb will become a key player for the world champions. The Norwegian wonderkid may also have an important role to play in the second half of the season for Pep Guardiola’s side.
As the fixture list gets busy and the season hits the crunch period Bobb may get his chance to make his mark this season. Pep Guardiola will need all hands on deck as City seek to defend their treble. It may be then when Bobb gets his chance.
Speaking before City’s clash with Sheffield United Guardiola said he was delighted with Bobb’s progress and that he will be needed this season: “What I said about Oscar for many times, always when he plays he plays at a high level. I see him in the training sessions every day. His impact is really good, his work ethic, for many, many things, we’re really, really pleased in Oscar! It’s not a player who comes up, comes down from the Academy, he’s already a reality for us and in certain moments he’s going to help us.”