Pep Guardiola praised Ferran Torres’ impressive performance as a striker. Guardiola believes Torres can be played as the number 9 player at Manchester City .
Ferran Torres started City’s front lines against Newcastle United at St. Petersburg. James’ Park, Saturday (15/5/2021) early morning WIB, in the Premier League continued. The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick to help City win 4-3.
It was Torres’s first hat-trick for City. The player who was brought in from Valencia last summer has scored 13 goals and three assists in 34 appearances in all competitions this season.
Guardiola praised the development of Torres, who was originally recruited to fill the winger position. He believes Torres could be the number 9 player for City in the future.
Yes, he can (be a player number 9). We will use him, we use him and he is brilliant,” said Guardiola as reported by Sky Sports .
He has this talent and the first goal was fantastic. Very happy.”
Manchester City will miss one of its strikers, Sergio Aguero , whose contract expires this summer. Already have Torres, does City still need to recruit a striker to replace Aguero?
“I don’t know what will happen.
“We have a player, he is young. A good transfer. I can put him on the left, right or striker.”
You have to have 50, 60, 70 top players you want, then the academy, we have about two, three, four players. interesting, I’m sure next season will help us, “said Guardiola.
Penalty Failed, Sergio Aguero What Are You Thinking About?
Sergio Aguero failed to score a penalty, when Manchester City were beaten by Chelsea . His shot missed, what was the striker thinking, anyway?
City entertain Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, Saturday (8/5), in Week 35 of the Premier League . The host looked like he was going to win the match against the Blues.
In the first half, City could excel first. Raheem Sterling was able to find the Chelsea goal in the 44th minute
Then, in the first half of injury time, City got a penalty, after Gabriel Jesus was violated by Billy Gilmour . Aguero advanced to be executor.
The player who will leave at the end of the season took a harvest kick against Chelsea. However, his strike was still too weak, so that Edouard Mendy could easily block it , even with one hand.
Sergio Aguero’s penalty failure in the end was disastrous, because Chelsea was able to reply to two goals in the second half. Hakim Ziyech’s goals in the 63rd minute, and Marcos Alonso in the 90 + 2 minute, ensured Manchester City lost to Chelsea .
Pundit Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp, regretted Aguero’s harvest. “Panenka. Really bad action. He looks at the manager, like when a bad boy at school sees his teacher,” said Redknapp.
“I don’t know what’s on his mind. Should’ve just kicked it,” said Redknapp.
After the match, Aguero apologized. Through his social media, he admitted responsibility for his mistakes, which contributed to making City lose.
The defeat to Chelsea in the end made Sergio Aguero et al unable to seal the title. Manchester City are still in first place in the Premier League standings with 80 points, while Chelsea have moved up to third with 64 points.