Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola has quashed claims that he is not happy with his current goalkeepers, Willy Caballero and Claudio Bravo saying they have his full support.
Bravo joined Man City from Barcelona after English, Joe Hart has been loaned to Torino before the start of the season leaving Willy Caballero to start City’s first four games in all competitions.
The Chilean made his debut in the PL in the 2-1 success over city rivals, Manchester United and received huge criticisms for the goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his overall output in the game. His performances was below par in subsequent games forcing Pep Guardiola to drop him for Caballero in their last four to five games.
Bravo may be in post as City host Huddersfield in the fifth round replay of the English FA Cup and the Spanish manager has backed his goalkeepers saying; “I’m so happy with Willy and Claudio.
35 year old Willy Caballero contract is out at the end of the season and Guardiola retraited; “We are going to talk about it at the end of the season”.” I trust a lot in both [Caballero and Bravo] and we’ll decide”.
“Not just the goalkeepers, the midfielders, wingers, strikers, full-backs – we are going to decide at the end of the season”. “They have to try to keep going, to convince me every day. There are five, six players out of contract but they know the situation”. “Of course there is a risk, maybe they can sign a contract for another club and we have to accept that”. “But we are going to decide in the last months of the season”.
Guardiola comments means there is no way back for Joe Hart when his loan spell at Torino at the end of the season.