Author of a sparkling performance with PSG, Marco Verratti amazed Pep Guardiola, totally under the spell of the Italian midfielder.
Successful return for Marco Verratti. A month after his last appearance with the PSG, the transalpine midfielder, hit in the knee during his selection at the beginning of the month, delivered a real recital in the midfield against Manchester City, especially when it came to getting out of the pressing imposed by Pep Guardiola’s troops. The Mancunian coach was also full of praise about the Parisian n ° 6 at the end of the meeting, declaring himself ” lover “ of the native of Pescara.
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“He’s an exceptional, extraordinary player, thus launched the Spanish technician in a press conference. I’m in love. Under pressure, he has the calm to make an extra touch of the ball, create an extra pass behind our midfielder. I know his character, his personality. I’m glad he came back from injury. “
“He’s not tall, but when you see how he plays, how he moves… He’s not a player to make long passes, but you can always count on him to build, to know where is the space to create a new situation ”, he continued, definitely under the spell. Impressed by the performance of Marco Verratti, Pep Guardiola tasted much less of the largesse granted to him by his troops. “In the first half specifically, we were a little nice to him”, he regretted, adding: “Kevin controlled the second half much better. ”