Referee shows a red card to Manchester City's Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (R) during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Barcelona vs Manchester City at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 19, 2016. / AFP / PAU BARRENA
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
One of Pep Guardiola's footballing philosophies is that the goalkeeper must play the ball out from the back at all costs. That's why, months into his tenure at City, Guardiola made the big call to drop long-serving goalkeeper Joe Hart and sign Bravo from former club Barcelona. Bravo is one of the best ball-playing goalkeepers in the world – he started out as a forward as teenager – and center-back John Stones was also bought by Guardiola this summer for the primary reason that he is good with the ball at his feet."Very brave, but very stupid," was the verdict of former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane, analyzing on British television, when asked about the way Guardiola encourages Bravo to play the ball from the back. Bravo has had an up-and-down start to his City career. Bravo just about connected with the ball.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE