Guardiola Rules Out Ederson Penalty Request
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out the prospect of goalkeeper Ederson being allowed to take a penalty, if the team win another one this season.
The Brazilian goalkeeper said in an interview in April that he would like the opportunity to take a spot kick and score a goal before the season is out.
City have already been crowned as league champions and are likely to break the points and goalscoring records in the division too.
This had led to Ederson suggesting that he would like to get in on the goalscoring action, but manager Pep Guardiola has given the suggestion short shrift.
“That is not going to happen because he is a goalkeeper and there are other players that are going to hit them.
“There is respect for the opponents, respect for the competitions. In friendlies or penalty shoot-outs maybe he can do it but in a (league) game, no.”