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Man Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola lauds the efficiency of teenager Rico Lewis in win over Liverpool

‘We’re fortunate to have this participant for the following decade’: Pep Guardiola lauds the efficiency of teenage proper again Rico Lewis in win over Liverpool, as Micah Richards claims 18-year-old is a ‘famous person’ within the making

  • Pep Guardiola hailed Rico Lewis’ show for Manchester Metropolis towards Liverpool
  • The 18-year-old was handed a begin at proper again within the Carabao Cup tie
  • Guardiola claimed Man Metropolis are fortunate to have Lewis for the following decade
  • Former Man Metropolis full again Micah Richards stated Lewis may change into a famous person

Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester Metropolis are lucky to have Rico Lewis after the teenage full-back impressed of their 3-2 victory over Liverpool within the Carabao Cup last-16.

The 18-year-old was handed a begin at proper again for the high-profile conflict, with Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo absent after that includes for his or her nations on the World Cup in Qatar.

Guardiola singled Lewis out for reward following the victory on the Etihad Stadium, admitting that the Premier League champions are fortunate to have the younger expertise on the membership.

Rico Lewis' performance was singled out for praise by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Rico Lewis’ efficiency was singled out for reward by Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola

Lewis was handed a start at right back with senior full backs returning from the World Cup

Lewis was handed a begin at proper again with senior full backs coming back from the World Cup

‘First half the academy boys performed very well,’ Guardiola advised Sky Sports activities. ‘It has been a very long time I’ve seen a efficiency like Rico Lewis, an extended very long time in the past.

‘He is 17 or 18 years previous and has performed towards Liverpool, towards large stars up entrance.

‘The way in which he performed with and with out the ball, we’re extremely fortunate to have this participant for the following decade. 

‘Hopefully the membership can take him, the sport he performed was distinctive.’

Lewis has already scored on his full Champions League debut throughout a breakthrough season.

{The teenager} had been amongst these included within the Metropolis squad for a warm-weather camp throughout the World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

The 18-year-old earned praise for his decision making throughout the Carabao Cup tie

The 18-year-old earned reward for his determination making all through the Carabao Cup tie

Micah Richards, who performed 246 video games for Metropolis after graduating from the membership’s academy, echoed Guardiola’s reward. 

‘He was good, the positions he was selecting up, the best way he pressed excessive and was getting on the ball, you understand Metropolis prefer to have a 3rd centre half then roam in midfield,’ Richards stated on Sky Sports activities.

‘I assumed his determination making was excellent, when to go, when to drop off.

‘I watched him within the Champions League towards Sevilla. For somebody so younger, an area lad, by way of the academy, I feel he’s going to be a famous person. 

‘I not often put that strain on younger gamers, as a result of I do not suppose it’s good if they do not make it to that stage, however it is a particular participant we’re seeing.’

Guardiola claimed Manchester City are fortunate to have Lewis for the next decade

Guardiola claimed Manchester Metropolis are lucky to have Lewis for the following decade

Richard’s fellow pundit Jamie Carragher highlighted the significance of Lewis exhibiting he may cope bodily towards Premier League opposition.

‘For a supervisor to place a younger defender in, they are going to make errors at time, however you need them to manage bodily,’ the previous Liverpool defender stated.

‘As a younger participant he’ll enhance expertise clever and acquire maturity, however he confirmed he may compete bodily with males’s soccer.’

The thrilling fourth spherical tie had seen Guardiola’s aspect take the lead thrice with Erling Haaland and Riyad Mahrez’s efforts being cancelled out by strikes by Fabio Carvalho.

Nathan Ake’s second half header proved the distinction, as Metropolis arrange a quarter-final towards Southampton. 


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