December 3, 2023

Pep Guardiola believes there are ‘so many qualities’ that Matheus Nunes will deliver for Manchester Metropolis – however has already observed one flaw in his sport.

Man Metropolis purchased Nunes from Wolves through the summer season switch window. He will likely be hoping to make his debut for the membership upon their return from the worldwide break, having been an unused substitute for his or her first match after his switch.

Nonetheless, with the plain exception of Erling Haaland, varied signings have struggled to adapt to Guardiola’s means of working of their debut seasons on the Etihad Stadium, earlier than changing into extra finetuned sooner or later.

And Guardiola has already taken difficulty with one facet of his new recruit’s model, as he has highlighted at a press convention on Friday.

Describing Nunes, Guardiola mentioned: “He can play holding midfielder or attacking midfielder and even at full-back.

“He has to enhance together with his first contact, it’s not ok but. His power is sweet and he performed he final video games with Wolves as a winger. He has so many qualities.

“He can dribble nicely and with time he’ll discover ways to be extra exact together with his first contact. He’ll get it.”

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Guardiola is a serious admirer of Nunes

Regardless of there being areas to enhance, Nunes has lengthy since earned Guardiola’s admiration. Even earlier than he got here to the Premier League with Wolves, the Portugal worldwide made an impression on his present boss.

Certainly, after enjoying for Sporting in opposition to Metropolis within the Champions League, Nunes was declared to be “among the best gamers on this planet” by Guardiola.

He now has a contract till 2028 through which he will likely be aiming to point out what he can do for Guardiola’s aspect.

Guardiola was talking in view of Metropolis’s go to to West Ham United, which will likely be a 3pm kick off on Saturday. With fellow midfield recruit Mateo Kovacic dominated out by means of damage, in addition to Kevin De Bruyne, there is perhaps an opportunity for Nunes to make his debut in midfield.

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