Rio Ferdinand believes Pep Guardiola needs to find a real centre-back if he is to lead Manchester City to glory this season
. His regulars this season between Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanyi have also switched to a back-three in some games and also used Kai. Le Walker is also a centre-back.
Recently, Guardiola used the back three again to face RB Leipzig and let Ake, Akanyi and Dias coordinate in the defensive line. This game ended in a 1-1 draw.
“Every great team that has been successful over the years. The foundations of any good team are continuity in the defensive line. But City don’t have that right now,” Ferdinand told the UFABET.
“They change every week through injuries or just options. History tells you that it is necessary to have the same faces playing together often.
Rio Ferdinand believes Pep Guardiola needs to find a real centre-back. If he is to lead Manchester City to glory this season.
“They’ve added a monster [Haaland] to their ranks who’s, in my opinion. Been brought in probably more specifically to improve them in the Champions League rather than the Premier League.”
City reached the final in 2021 where they were beaten by English rivals Chelsea. While last season’s campaign ended in defeat at the semi-final stage to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
You look at Real Madrid [on Tuesday], you know two centre-halves (Antonio) Rudiger and [Eder]. Militao will play, but before it was (Sergio) Ramos and (Rafael) Varane