Manchester City are a threat to any European team. They finish in the top place almost every season. It’s normal for Pep Guardiola and his men. However, we only see their well connected passes, goals and manager’s passion towards every single game. There is an underrated area of the team. Man City with their defence, are capable of turning the game at any moment. As we have already seen them maintain their 1-0 lead against Inter Milan in champions league final. That lead has given them their first treble under Pep Guardiola.
Moreover, the Cityzens have added World Cup star Josko Guardiola to their inventory. He was a complete monster for the opponent attackers in Qatar.
It is completely normal that Erling Haaland and his goals get the headlines. That’s all that makes the difference at the end. However, defence is one of the biggest strengths of the treble winners.
What can City with their defence do: few more facts to know.
A defensive unit stacked with players like Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake and Josko Gvardiol. All these players make sure that no player of the opponent’s team passes them. This is the type of defence that if used in any team, it can take them to another level.
As per esteemedkompany, Man City has just conceded 7 goals in their 10 premier league matches this season. No matter in which way Pep Guardiola rotates his defence, results are always the same.
Let’s take examples of 2 of their players. Kyle Walker has pace and is second to none when it comes to chasing wingers. Ederson, the Brazilian keeper, is more than enough to make acrobatic saves in the goal line to maintain the clean sheets. These type of players allow the midfield and forward line to take more risks and hence, City get the better of their opponents most of the time.
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