The Man City teen who helped tear Bayern apart – ‘mini Messi’?

first_img Jose Angel Pozo of Man City celebrates against Bayern Munich 1 Man City take on Sheffield Wednesday, with academy star Jose Angel Pozo set to feature. Here, talkSPORT’s Talent Spotter looks at the 18-year-old…Name: Jose Angel PozoDate of birth: 15/03/96Born: Malaga, SpainClub: Man CityPosition: ForwardDespite his age, Pozo has been a regular in the U21 Premier League and it’s unlikely he will be unnerved at the though of playing against the Owls. The Spanish whizz-kid finally has a chance to show those fans excited by his potential what he can really do.The nitty gritty:1) In the 2012/13 season, his first full campaign following his move from Real Madrid, Pozo was nominated for the Academy Player of the Year award. This is despite an ankle injury towards the end of his first term that required two operations slowing his progress down, however, he signed his first professional contract at City in July 2013.2) His burgeoning reputation was enhanced by his goal scoring, but he has been deployed across a front three at City, though he lead the line against Bayern in a 4-1 UEFA Youth League win. Pozo scored City’s second.3) A quick online search will see him mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi, but Pozo is also blessed with the vision of compatriot and City team-mate David Silva. His passing is immaculate, his pace helps him glide past opponents and the teenager is a regular fixture in Spain’s younger sides.4) His brother, Iker, also plays for the Man City academy and is a central midfielder.Video evidence:last_img