Roberto Mancini is a manager has seen Celtic striker John Guidetti from close quarters during his time at Manchester City. The 22-year-old was regarded as one of talented players to come out of the City youth academy, but he has failed to make it big. After spending time on loan at the likes of Stoke City, he has now moved to Celtic on yet another loan spell.
However, this loan spell is proving very difficult for the 22-year-old after he has not scored in the last 10 matches. Mancini fears thatGuidetti may end his goal drought when Celtic come up against Inter Milan in the Europa League.
Guidetti has featured in 18 league matches and has scored seven goals. He is yet to make an appearance in the Europa League.Guidetti’s last goal for Celtic was in the league match against Dundee United back in November. His goal gave Celtic a 2-1 victory, but he has since been unable to find the back of the net. Celtic have not been given much of hope against Inter Milan, who may not be close to their former glory but still have a very strong squad. During his time at City,Guidetti has featured in only one first team appearance and it came in a League Cup match five years ago.
“I love John because he is a good guy.I want him to score goals and have a lot of success but not against Inter.I hope John does not come back to haunt me but I hope he plays. John was a fantastic talent. He can go to the very top if his physical condition stays okay,” said Mancini. Celtic boss Ronny Deila said that his team will not sit back and try to defend against the 2010 Champions League winners.