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Man City boss Pep Guardiola believes that playing football is the best for Oleksandr Zinchenko after the Ukrainian captained the team in the FA Cup. He was given the armband in a show of support after his homeland was invaded by Russia. Zinchenko broke down after the support shown during their Premier League game against Everton.

“Our captain decided to give the armband to him, to show how important the situation is,” Man City manager Pep Guardiola said about handing the armband to Oleksandr Zinchenko. “We are all at the club behind this gesture and behind my captain, who represents his country.”

“He got not just [support from our fans], but all around the world, the UK, about this insane situation we are living in right now,” he added. “Playing football is the best way for him. We are through to the next round and it was a good night knowing the difficulty of the FA Cup away. They started much better than us in the second half but the rest, we controlled difficult conditions on the pitch, we adapted well and at the end, the quality of the players made the difference.”

Also, Read Arsenal: Oleh Luzhnyi to stay and fight for Ukraine

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