Wasn’t trying to play games.I am replying to your second one, because after reading your first reply, I don't even understand what you mean because you aren't even quoting me when you say "looking good in games" I never said that. Obviously if you play well in games you are afforded more opportunities (Phil doesn't get that, and Pep doesn't hold others to the same standard), I referenced training specifically.
You can't change the language. I am not saying he is "BETTER" than any of those players, better at what? That says nothing. Don't over complicate things. I am asking you this simply:
We have a midfield bench option of Gundogan and Foden, we need to score to win, who do you sub?
I am actually curious with the answer, I don't want mental gymnastics.
You are trying to make a simple “him or him” distinction that doesn’t exist in reality. You might see it that way, but I don’t think Pep does. You are saying a left midfielder is a left midfielder is a left midfielder. I’m saying Pep doesn’t see it that way, nor do I.
Indeed, in your question, I need to know who is on the field and being replaced, and why?