Joao Cancelo earned the reward of supervisor Pep Guardiola after his function in Manchester Metropolis’s draw with Liverpool.
The Portugal worldwide performed at left-back, an issue place for the Blues that the Premier League champions seemed to use from the off on the Etihad with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino making runs in behind.
After a tough begin that noticed them go behind, Metropolis discovered a method again into the sport and Cancelo obtained higher and higher. He performed a stunning ball by to Gabriel Jesus within the second half that ought to have introduced a objective, after which did beautifully to slip in on Salah within the field and dispossess the attacker whereas by no means dropping management.
Whereas the Metropolis supervisor was in no temper for pleasantries in his press convention after the sport having bemoaned the bodily situation of each units of gamers with counterpart Jurgen Klopp as they known as for an opportunity to the utmost substitution rule, he did have time to reward the work of Cancelo in assault and defence.
“He performed distinctive, with and with out the ball together with his high quality,” mentioned Guardiola.
“Up entrance he has a particular expertise, defensively generally he must be constant however when he’s constant and centered he’s a improbable soccer participant and man.
Metropolis’s level with Liverpool means they’ve dropped factors in 4 of their seven league fixtures this season. Nonetheless, they’re solely 5 factors behind fundamental rivals Liverpool with a sport in hand.