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Ederson Became a Goalkeeper Because He Was ‘Too Lazy’ To Play Outfield

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson says he became a keeper because he was ‘too lazy’ to play outfield. The Brazilian is renowned for his ball skills and his comfort with the ball at his feet.

Ederson says he began as a left-back but asked a youth coach to put him in goal because he didn’t like running. In an interview with Sky Sports, Ederson said, “When I started playing football, I played in defence as a left-back.

“But given that I was too lazy to run after the opposition's attacking players I asked the coach to put me in goal and that's how my passion for the position was born. I instantly took a liking to it and then I just kept working hard until I finally made it to my first club."

“I've always been very good at playing long balls. That was an attribute that my old club Benfica used to exploit because you can't be offside from a goal-kick.

"So if our opponents were playing a high line, our strikers could have a high starting position to try to receive the ball and score.”

 
 

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