He probably was not given game time because Ten Hag thinks he is either not good enough or not ready to play, nothing to do with his age, Garnacho is 18 and he is staring games and being subbed in huge games to impact and help the team, Ten Hag does not see that with Pellistri, it is simple as that, nothing to do with age or being 21 and not physical and whatnot, if you are good enough you are old enough.Gavi is 18, Pedri is 20. They are undisputed starting midfielders for Barca. Nobody calls them kids. Pellistri is 21 and we all act as if he is a toddler. He was a starter for Uruguay at World Cup and nobody called him a kid.
What is wrong with us that we think 21yo player is still a kid that needs to be put in diapers? And please don't give me "Premier League is a more physical league". feck that. at 21 his body is grown up and either he can deal with the more physical league or he can't but he is not a fecking kid anymore and needs to be used at least occasionally and at least with bottom half teams or in cup games!
We simply dont have deep enough squad to not be using Pellistri and if we dont use him then he is just not good enough, but let's stop pretending he is a kid for feck's sake. He is 21! Antony is 22 and he was Pellistri's age when he was playing as senior player for Ajax!
Sell Elanga and make Pellistri our squad player now!