‘He is a good player, can dribble and never gets tired’ – Pep hails City player

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Pep Guardiola has praised Matheus Nunes calling him ‘an exceptional player’ following his impactful display in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The 25-year-old made his third appearance for City in the weekend victory at the Etihad after an outstanding performance in the Champions League 3-1 victory over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.

City boss inquired of the midfielder from former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui before his summer transfer and was delighted with the feedback he got.

Pep Guardiola believes Nunes has more to offer after the impressive performance he has displayed.

“Really good,” said the City boss.

“Sometimes he has to stay more calm in the position, but he has the dynamic.

“In the game today, give the ball, dribble, and drop the opponents down.

“He looks like he’s never tired, because his actions over 15, 20 metres – but we knew it from Sporting Lisbon where he has done it, as well as at Wolves.

“We asked [Julen] Lopetegui, who is a friend of us, how is he, and all the opinions were really good.

“He has runners, good finishing, defensively [he] can play in two or three positions.

“The last two games he played against Red Star and today, he was a key point – really, really important.

“He’s an exceptional player, exceptional.”