Ferran Torres has been challenged to maintain enhancing to retain his place within the Manchester Metropolis beginning line-up.
Torres lined up for Metropolis of their Champions League recreation in Marseille, and responded to that vote of confidence with a well-taken purpose on 17 minutes, changing Kevin De Bruyne’s move after a defensive mistake.
The younger Spaniard impressed all through in a extra unfamiliar central function, pulling Marseille defenders out of place to permit De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to create space simply behind.
And defender Aymeric Laporte praised Torres’ angle after the sport, however challenged him to proceed enhancing so he stays firmly in Pep Guardiola’s plans.
“He’s a younger man. He has to enhance many issues,” Laporte defined. “What he has performed may be very nice, I believe he deserves it as a result of he works actually arduous day-after-day to attain many targets. I hope he can assist us extra on the pitch.”
The sport was Laporte’s first recreation again from a three-game absence by way of damage, as he too impressed alongside new signing Ruben Dias.
Laporte additionally confirmed he’s totally recovered from his damage points, and hopes to determine his place within the facet within the coming weeks.
“It was a really arduous recreation and we’re very pleased with the win,” stated Laporte. “I am very joyful to be again and I hope it is for a very long time and I can play the subsequent video games, however we are going to see how issues go.”