Manchester City manager claims Rico Lewis has a bright future ahead


Manchester City boasts a roster of promising young talents, and one of them is Rico Lewis. Meanwhile, Rico Lewis has progressed through Manchester City’s youth system and has successfully earned a spot in the first team.

Rico Lewis, at just 18 years old, is making the most of his opportunities at Manchester City. The English teenager has made two starts and three substitute appearances in the Premier League for City this season. Additionally, he has provided one assist in two starts and one substitute appearance in the UEFA Champions League this campaign.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on the England Under-21 international, Rico Lewis. Guardiola expressed his satisfaction with Lewis and has indicated that the teenager’s future may see him playing as an attacking midfielder. The City manager noted that Lewis is currently not playing in a more advanced midfield role due to the presence of multiple attacking midfielders in the squad.

What did Guardiola say about Rico Lewis?

Guardiola said:

“That position, we started with Fabian Delph. We have incredible memories, [Oleksandr] Zinchenko played there, but Rico helps us do some incredible movements we’ve never seen before. Smart, intelligent player.”

At just 18 years old, Rico Lewis has a promising future ahead. Hence, there is a belief that he will continue to improve. Guardiola’s trust in the teenager to perform in various positions highlights his versatility and the high regard in which the City manager holds him.

Versatility in playing various positions is indeed a valuable asset for modern football players. Rico Lewis, who is at the early stages of his career, has the potential to expand his skill set. Thus, become proficient in operating across different areas of the pitch. In today’s football, having a player who can adapt to multiple positions is highly important for managers, as it provides tactical flexibility and options in different situations.

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