Angelino will face former Manchester City employers in the Champions League tonight for the first time since he said Pep Guardiola “killed” his confidence during his time at the Etihad.
The 24-year-old only made 12 appearances after joining City in the summer of 2019 before being loaned to RB Leipzig in the next transfer window.
The Spanish left-back has since thrived in Germany, reaching the Champions League semi-finals in the 2019/20 season, and made his loan permanent to the Bundesliga side in February.
Now Angelino’s Leipzig will travel to Manchester tonight to face City in their Group A opener.
The defender will come face to face with former boss Guardiola, who he says hasn’t given him a deserved blow in the Premier League.
Thinking back to his time at the Etihad earlier this year, he said: “It killed me.
“Confidence was everything, when you don’t have the confidence of a coach, that’s it.
“I was judged on two preseason games, then I didn’t have my chance for a few months.
Overall, he said he considered playing under Guardiola to be a “50-50 experience”, adding: “On the one hand, I really learned a lot from Pep, but obviously I didn’t. not played as much as I wanted or deserved. “
Angelino then clarified his remarks by saying: “It’s not that he killed me as a player. He made me the player that I am.
“It’s just that I didn’t play. That’s why I said he killed my confidence. I didn’t have a lot of playing time (at City).
“But, I will always be grateful for the help he (Guardiola) gave me.”
Angelino first joined City as a young player and had several loan spells before permanently joining PSV Eindhoven in 2018.
A year later, however, City exercised a buyout option to address a weakness in the team at left-back.
The return movement did not work.
“I rested when I was with Pep for six months,” Angelino said. “It was enough. I don’t want it anymore.
“That’s why I want to be on the pitch. I have had enough vacation.