Lewis is one of the Best player I have ever coached – Pep Guardiola: Rico Lewis played a pivotal part in Manchester City’s Champions League victory over RB Leipzig, earning Pep Guardiola’s praise as one of the greatest players he has ever coached. Enoughinfo.com
The 18-year-old put in a strong performance on Wednesday at the Red Bull Arena to help the holders continue their unbeaten start to their Champions League defense.
Phil Foden’s opening goal was assisted by Lewis, who made his first-team debut as a right-back last season. Lewis was City’s major source of inspiration the whole game.
Guardiola, the former Barcelona manager whose previous players included Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Andres Iniesta, said: Steiner Family Scholarship(All You Need To Know)
“What a player! What a player!
“I’ve been a manager for 14, 15 years and lucky to train one of the best players in the world in Barcelona.
“To find a player like him playing in the pockets, how he has to move as a holding midfielder, moving in the spaces, he is one of the best I’ve ever trained by far.
“He’s a humble guy, doesn’t talk much. He didn’t play much this season but he is going to play a lot.”
Thanks to a goal from Foden in the 25th minute, City dominated the first half. And took the lead at the interval , but Lois Openda’s header pulled them back. Lions Club Scholarship(The Ultimate Guide)
Erling Haaland missed a number of opportunities in the second half, and Foden also struck the crossbar, but Alvarez’s incredible strike in minute 84 gave the team the lead.
Guardiola was happy to go back to winning ways. Thereby following back-to-back home losses as Doku sealed a second straight victory in Group G in injury time.
He said: “Three or four days ago it was no progress because we lost in Wolves. It was important to break that.
“We played a fantastic game in all departments. We conceded two or three transitions in the second half but it’s normal. When a team is able to make a lot of passes early on, very nice things are going to happen in the game.
“The guys who came from the bench, the contribution they have done is the key point. Everyone helped each other. I am really satisfied. It was a tough game.”
The next match for Manchester City is a major Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. Which kicks off at 4.30 p.m. on Super Sunday and is shown live on Sky Sports.
Next, on October 21 (kick-off at 3pm), Pep Guardiola’s team takes on Brighton in the Premier League. On October 25, they travel to Young Boys in the Champions League (kick-off at 8pm).