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Liam Delap: “To get the call up I couldn’t be happier,”

Young star shined in debut.

Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth - Carabao Cup Third Round Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

The 17 year-old marked his first start with a superb strike on 18 minutes to put City ahead. It was a dream debut for an academy kid.

The physical teenager was a nuisance in the best way as the Cherries’ side struggled all evening. Manchester City edged a 2-1 win.

Delap spoke after the game and had much to say-

“To get the call up I couldn’t be happier,” said Delap.

“It has been a dream come true. Since I was a young boy I’ve been dreaming of this and to get the win and a goal I can’t ask for much more

“I heard that I was going to play this morning. The boss announced the team and I heard I was in and I was so happy.”

“I’ve done it in training which has helped me and to finish like that I was buzzing. I saw the keeper coming off his line and I thought I would guide it in the corner.

“I like to be aggressive and to give defenders a tough game for 90 minutes. That’s just part of me - the aggression and physicality

“I need to keep working hard in training and look to take every opportunity I get.

“It will take a few weeks to stop smiling!”

Delap should stay with the first team and get some opportunities.