Guardiola Hails ‘Important’ Danilo
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed the versatility of Danilo, following the team’s comprehensive 5-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday. The Brazilian played in three different positions during the match.
Principally a right-back, Danilo joined from Real Madrid in the summer with a remit to play in several different roles. Following Saturday lunchtime’s crushing victory, manager Pep Guardiola was quick to talk up Danilo’s importance.
“He will be so important,’ the City manager said. “He can play in the three at the back, he can play full-back - right or left. He can also play holding midfielder.
“He also knows how to handle the pressure because he's been at Madrid and Porto - clubs where every weekend you have to win. That’s where his mentality comes from and that’s why he’s so important to us.”