Man City boss Pep Guardiola hails young defender Rico Lewis

Rico Lewis is one of the best players Guardiola has ever coached.

Pep Guardiola has hailed the impact of the teenager in Man City’s 3-1 win over RB Leipzig last night.

He played a crucial role in City’s opening goal linking up with Bernardo Silva in the right flank and then cutting a cross towards Phil Foden who made an absolute stunner of a goal.

Lewis made his first breakthrough in the City team as a right-back last season but he started last night alongside Rodri at the heart of midfield.

The 18-year-old played a crucial role last night showing his composure and class when in possession.

Guardiola said: “What a player! What a player!

“I’ve been a manager for 14, 15, years and lucky to train one of the best players in the world in Barcelona.

“To find a player like him playing in the pockets, how he has to move as a holding midfielder, moving in the spaces, he is one of the best I’ve ever trained by far.

“He’s a humble guy, doesn’t talk much. He didn’t play much this season but he is going to play a lot.”


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