He’s always 7 or 8/10 – Guardiola hails this player

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Rico Lewis after an outstanding performance in City’s 3-2 Champions League victory over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.

The City Academy graduate registered his name on the scoresheet after doubling City’s lead, and Guardiola is filled with praises for the youngster for his strength and diversity.

“He’s just 19 years old last month,” said Pep.

“It’s incredible that he is always seven or eight out of 10.

“Always his ability is unbelievable, he can play in multiple positions, left, right and centre and in the pockets and defensively he is so good.

“We are not scared when we ask him to play.

“Mateo and Matheus have something we don’t have, too. They are special players and it’s important they are back for our future!”