Ederson open to playing as a Manchester City outfielder

Date published: Monday 18th December 2017 1:11

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson would welcome the opportunity to play as an outfielder.

Ederson has attracted praise for his displays since joining City for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in the summer.

The Brazilian’s reflexes have been lauded, but his ability on the ball has been one of his most impressive traits.

After starring in the 4-1 victory over Tottenham – one of 16 Conclusions was dedicated to him – he has flirted with the prospect of playing as an outfielder.

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“Well, if one day I am needed I think I could!” he told the club’s official website.

“When I started my career, I was actually a left-back and I do have some qualities playing with my feet, so I think that helps a lot, especially due to the way we play at City.

“It’s a huge responsibility to play at the back, there is no room for mistakes, so I must be constantly focused to give my best.

“It is all about hard work and concentration. Our team has been able to play such great football, but we work very hard making sure we understand our roles and duties.

“Everything we have been practicing in the training sessions, we have brought it into the games and I strongly believe that if we keep going, in the same way which is our goal, we can go even further and win a lot more games.

“But if there was a situation where I was ever needed outfield, yeah, I’d definitely give it a go!”


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