Man City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Ederson after his performance against Spurs
Pep Guardiola has praised goalkeeper Ederson, and says he’s the best goalkeeper he’s ever managed when it comes to distribution.
The Brazilian recorded an incredible assist at the weekend, smashing a 70-yard pass perfectly for the run of Ilkay Gundogan, who scored Manchester City’s third goal of the evening against Tottenham Hotspur.
Guardiola has managed some incredible goalkeepers during his career, including Victor Valdes and Manuel Neuer, and despite stopping short of naming who was the best overall, did mention that Ederson’s quality of pass was the best of the trio.
The former Barcelona manager also went on to say that Ederson is capable of providing assists from 60 or 70 yards regularly, and confirmed that the goalkeeper is the best at the club at striking penalties, although didn’t confirm that he would be a taker in future.
For a moment on Saturday, it looked like the 23-year-old was coming up from his goal to show an interest in the penalty that Gundogan won, but was actually passing on some advice to Bernardo Silva about Hugo Lloris’ penalty saving technique.
Guardiola also said that penalties continue to be a problem that he needs to find a solution to, with Rodri’s effort at the weekend hardly falling into the emphatic category.