Joao Cancelo gives regards to Guardiola for helping him adapt

Joao Cancelo praises Guardiola for helping him adapt to different positions.

The 27-year old defender plays a versatile role at Man City having occupied the midfield position in certain games.

He is known for his versatility and has become Guardiola’s first-choice left-back this campaign.

“I was brought up and developed as a right-back. However, I like to be versatile because during the year there are lots of injuries, so I want to help the team and I can adapt to any position the manager needs me,” Cancelo told the Manchester Evening News.

“[Guardiola] has helped me a lot in adapting to different positions on the pitch and I feel today I’m a much better player, both mentally, physically and tactically. I try to adapt to the team the best way I can to help to achieve our goals.

“I’m happy to be able to play in different positions. I think I’m the sort of player every team wants to have in their squad for my versatility. There are a lot of situations throughout the season, injuries, problems. So I’m always ready to help the group, whether it is as a right-back, left-back, midfielder, etc. What the manager wants me to do, I’ll always try to do my best to help the team.”


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