Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has raised his hand to be City’s next penalty taker.
Speaking about this, he said: “I don’t train much free-kicks. I trained penalties and when I played for Riberao I took some free-kicks but that is in the past now. I am the best penalty taker but I am not chosen to take them!”
Ederson takes his goal scoring inspiration from former Sao Paulo keeper Rogerio Ceni, who recorded 131 goals including free-kicks and penalties.
Ederson has always been vocal about wanting to take penalties for his side. He had also volunteered to play as a midfielder in the past when City encountered an injury crisis.
City manager Pep Guardiola has also accepted Ederson’s claim of being good at dead ball situations.
City are going through a penalty crisis of their own. In the past two years, City have changed their penalty taker three times. Aguero was replaced by Gundogan who was in turn replaced by De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne, himself, recently missed a penalty against Liverpool after 5 successful spot kicks.
Manchester City will have to be careful in the future not to miss a golden chance as a penalty in any of their upcoming games.
Maybe, we can see Ederson score one of these some day!
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