GUARDIOLA BACKS BRAVO
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has backed goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to be a success in the Premier League.
Bravo, who was signed last summer to replace Joe Hart, has come under immense scrutiny for his displays since his arrival at the Etihad stadium, but the former Barca boss said Bravo has the qualities to come good for the Citizens.
Guardiola said: "He's intelligent enough, he has experience enough, he was nominated one of the five best keepers in the world.
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"He has experience in Europe, all around the world, in South America, where the intensity of the games is so tough there.
"He realised immediately with these sort of balls into the box he had to be careful. He realises himself.
"It's not necessary to read the newspapers or the comments of the coach saying, 'Go there, be careful here, it's quite different'."
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