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Onana Is Exceptional With His Feet —Guardiola

Onana Is Exceptional With His Feet  —Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his admiration for Inter’s goalkeeper Andre Onana for the exceptional use of his feet.

Onana featured for Inter in Saturday’s Champions League final but ended on the losing side as City won 1-0.

But the former Cameroon international showed his ability to make use of his feet even under pressure which thrilled Guardiola.

“Identifying the space and emptying the midfield is a special quality. Normally, teams have great keepers, but he [Onana] is exceptional with his feet,” the Spanish coach said on Tuesday, during City’s media day organised by UEFA.

After Saturday’s final Guardiola continued praising Onana during an interview with Sport Mediaset.

“When you have a goalkeeper like Onana who can read perfectly where everyone is to pass to, with Calhanoglu and Barella, then the strikers hold it up and move the ball around. It is very, very difficult. It would be a tiny bit easier without this goalkeeper, but still very tough.”

Now, it remains to be seen if Guardiola’s admiration for Onana means City will make a move to sign him in the summer, considering that Ederson, 29, is under contract until 2026 at the Etihad Stadium.

Onana moved to Inter on a free transfer from Ajax last summer and has quickly become a regular starter under Simone Inzaghi.

He kept five clean sheets in seven Champions League knock-out games this season.

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  • John John 1 year ago

    Guardiola does not play African players. No matter how good they are, they must be sold.

  • Mahmud Shuaib 1 year ago

    And to think ONANA has quit playing for the INDOMITABLE LIONS in a time like this when SUPER EAGLES have no reliable hands between the sticks makes it even painful!

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