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Pep Guardiola told why ‘all-round’ player is his ideal number nine at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola told why 'all-round' player is his ideal number nine at Manchester City

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‘City Is Ours’ writer Alex Brotherton, editor Dom Farrell and Spanish football and Valencia expert Pacol Polit have discussed Ferran Torres.

The youngster has already shown huge potential at the Etihad Stadium, along with shining at international level with Spain as well.

City Is Ours writer Alex Brotherton and editor Dom Farrell discussed Ferran’s rise with journalist Pacol Polit.

It turns out the “smell” of goals that Pep Guardiola has credited Torres with having is a trait that was evident right at the very start of his career.

Polit has said.

“He always had the clinical finish, this ‘easiness’ as a youngster. Even though he used to play on the wing, always he could be placed as the second striker.


“Someone to help the number nine and be able to take advantage of the spaces. One of Ferran Torres’s abilities is the intelligence to find the spaces and to find the place where he can really harm the opposition’s defence


“He has the easiness to control. If you add too the fact he always keeps his cool when he’s facing one on one the keeper. He has that quality with his right and his left. That’s quite a few capabilities for a player who is usually relegated to the wings.


“I believe that’s a reason for him to say publicly that he’s comfortable playing over there. But Ferran, like 90% of talented players, likes freedom. To have that possibility of moving around.”


“Being just behind the striker, going through the left or the right. Being more involved in the build-up, because he had the passing ability too. More or less an all-around player He has been painted as a winger because of his talents back in the day.


“From his under-21 tenure [with Spain] he played him on the right and was able to develop that sort of ability to go through the middle. Make the diagonal [run] to try and go and penetrate the defence


“I think Guardiola, the first thing that he noticed [with Torres] under his command, he knows that he can extract more with Ferran Torres playing as a free-roaming striker than just playing him out wide.


Source – manchestereveningnews

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