Pep thinks 10 steps ahead of everyone

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Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has sung the praises of Pep Guardiola over the success of the team.

City had the best XI, the best manager and the best goalkeeper in the just concluded Best FIFA Football Award in London, and the Brazilian goalkeeper believes this is as a result of Guardiola’s smart thinking.

“It’s a feeling of job done, for all the dedication throughout last season,” Ederson said.

“I think that hard work, everything that we put in, was honored, through the players we had in the Best XI, the Best manager, the Best goalkeeper.

“I think they say that today’s Premier League is the highest level out there. A lot of that is merit to Pep and the style of play that he has introduced, that we play at Manchester City.

“Other teams also want to play this way and today you see a higher standard of football in the Premier League.

“This is down to Guardiola as he is a manager who is able to think 10 steps ahead of any other.

“Any player who is able to play under him will have a very noticeable evolution.

“That’s how it was in my case, in the cases of many players who played under him and who are still working with him, he pushes players to the maximum, and explores the characteristics of that player to get the best out of them.

“I think today was due to our collective work. Our work as a team is going very well, as individuals we are also able to shine, so I’m very happy with this triumph.

“I think today was due to our collective work. Our work as a team is going very well, as individuals we are also able to shine, so I’m very happy with this triumph.

“It means a lot to me, after many hours of work, many hours of dedication.

“l feel very accomplished today, but now it’s about continuing to work and focusing on achieving the same triumphs this season that we experienced last season.”