Listed below are your Manchester Metropolis headlines for the night of Thursday, November 5.
Gabriel Jesus says Metropolis should beat Liverpool to be thought-about title challengers
Manchester Metropolis ahead Gabriel Jesus thinks his facet should beat Premier League champions, Liverpool, on Sunday to be thought-about title challengers this season.
The Brazilian returned to motion after a spell on the sidelines by way of harm within the Champions League win over Olympiacos on Tuesday night and will characteristic on this weekend’s fixture on the Etihad Stadium.
“It is an important sport for us, it is a direct confrontation towards the chief of the desk,” mentioned Jesus. “We should be very targeted, particularly enjoying at house. We have to play our means and attempt to win the sport.
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“We have to win these three factors if we need to aspire to win the Premier League once more.”
Former Metropolis striker advises membership towards making transfer for Lionel Messi
Former Manchester Metropolis striker Emile Mpenza believes the membership ought to look to strengthen different areas of their crew relatively than make a transfer for Lionel Messi subsequent summer time.
Metropolis have been strongly linked with a transfer for Messi over the summer time after the Argentine expressed his need to depart Barcelona, and with the participant’s contract up on the finish of the season it has been speculated he may finally arrive on the Etihad Stadium.
However Mpenza thinks Pep Guardiola ought to deal with his facet’s defensives issues earlier than turning his focus in the direction of Messi.
“I believe that with all of the defensive issues [Pep] Guardiola has, he doesn’t really want somebody like Messi,” he mentioned.
“He ought to type the leaky defence out first. [Vincent] Kompany has left an enormous gap on the coronary heart of the defence and Metropolis are but to search out the steadiness they’d when Kompany was operating the backline.
“It’s a tall order to fill Vincent’s sneakers and what’s the purpose of signing Messi with all the problems they’ve on the again?”
Ruben Dias already displaying the way in which to Manchester Metropolis’s younger defenders
Taylor Harwood-Bellis has spoken about how Ruben Dias is already setting an instance to the younger defenders within the Manchester Metropolis squad.
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Dias arrived from Benfica late on in the summertime switch window and Harwood-Bellis has revealed how the Portuguese worldwide has rapidly settled in regardless of having been on the Etihad Stadium for simply over a month.
“He’s are available and simply sort of moulded in – it’s like he’s been there for ages, actually. He’s a pacesetter, you possibly can inform, however all of the defenders are leaders,” the 18-year-old informed Metropolis’s official web site.
“They’re all individuals I look as much as and need to be like. He’s are available and proven he’s chief and footballer as nicely, so it’s one other one for me to look as much as and take data off.”