Shaun Wright-Phillips has praised Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson for his efforts in last night’s Super Cup win over Sevilla.
The Citizens beat the Spanish club on penalties after drawing 1-1 in 90 minutes, with Cole Palmer scoring a second-half equaliser following a first-half headed goal from Youssef En-Nesyri.
Despite not being able to keep a clean sheet on this occasion, as he did in June’s Champions League final against Inter Milan, the Brazilian still found himself on the end of some significant praise from one former City star.
Wright-Phillips hails Ederson
Speaking in a post-match live stream on City’s official YouTube channel, Wright-Phillips had this to say about Ederson and his performance in Athens.
He said: “Outstanding, that’s what you want from a keeper, that’s what you need.
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“The players trusted in him, he believed in himself and the two saves that he pulled off were crazy and it’s what we needed at that specific time and I think after he makes those saves, it kind of gives us a little bit of lift and push us further on in the game.”
Across the 90 minutes in midweek, the 30-year-old made three saves in total, punching away one cross and accurately completing 28 of the 31 passes he attempted, ultimately earning him an overall match rating of 7.2/10 from SofaScore.
The Manchester Evening News also picked up on the Brazilian’s display by describing him as “City’s best player by a distance,” in their player ratings article.
With all of that in mind, it’s clear that the shot-stopper played a massive part in seeing his club win another trophy and thoroughly deserved the praise Wright-Phillips had for him.
Moving forward, if Ederson can continue putting in performances like this throughout the rest of the season, he’ll surely give his side a great chance of regaining their titles and having another successful campaign domestically and in Europe.