Please Wait . . .

'He needs time' - Guardiola says 'natural leader' Dias requires patience at Manchester City
Mode Gelap

'He needs time' - Guardiola says 'natural leader' Dias requires patience at Manchester City

04-Oct-2020, 10:27 pm

Ruben Dias Benfica

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must be patient with new signing Ruben Dias, as he feels the centre-back will need time to settle into his new surroundings.

Dias made his Premier League debut on Saturday as he was trusted to start alongside Aymeric Laporte in the heart of the City defence.

Guardiola says he expects great things of the Portugal international, but admits it could take time for him to hit top form.

"We knew all about his personality before we tried to buy him," Guardiola said toSky Sports."He's not just a player with skills, he's a natural leader - you have to be to be captain of a team like Benfica, one of the greatest teams of all time in Europe, at 23. In a short time he'll be captain of Portugal too.

"He needs time - to know the players, to know the way we want to play, but he came here for six years; in that time he will become an important player for us."

Guardiola was also full of praise for Laporte, who returned from a two-week hiatus after testing positive for Covid-19.

"He's been playing at an outstanding level ever since he's arrived, when he has been fit," he said. "Unfortunately when he came back from the injury, he struggled to reach his best level but now he's feeling good.

"He's such an important player for us."

Guardiola is now in his fifth season with City and is under pressure to guide the team to success in the Premier League and Champions League.

The 49-year-old admits he will have to take responsibility if they fail to achieve their goals, adding: "Every day I try to get the players believing in the message. Most of my backroom staff have remained the same and look what we've won in three seasons.


Source : goal.com

Betting

Richarlison Abdoulaye Doucoure Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 2020-21

Everton vs Southampton Betting Tips: ...

Everton will be hoping to build on their Merseyside derby victory when they w...
Raphael Varane Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Betting ...

Real Madrid welcome Real Sociedad to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Monday...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Betting...

Liverpool have a prime opportunity to pick up their first Premier League win ...
Fernandes Manchester United 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting:...

Goalmouth action is likely to be thin on the ground when Chelsea welcome Manc...
Mason Mount Chelsea 2020-21

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting ...

Thomas Tuchel will be aiming to extend his strong start to life as Chelsea ma...

Transfer

GFX Omar Richards Bayern Munchen

Reading youngster Richards on verge o...

Reading youngster Omar Richards is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich on a...
andre silva eintracht frankfurt celebration goal

Andre Silva aware of Manchester Unite...

In-form Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva has “heard rumours” linking h...
Abdoulaye Doucoure Everton 2020-21

Ancelotti admits £20m bargain Doucour...

Everton have found considerable value in a £20 million ($28m) deal for Abdoul...
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates vs RB Leipzig, Champions League 2020-21

Real Madrid want Salah but can't affo...

Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to af...
Tomori Alexis Sanches Milan Inter 2020

Maldini: Milan still evaluating possi...

Paolo Maldini, the Milan technical director, has sung the praises of Fikayo T...
image-top-scroll