Pep Guardiola blown away by Man City star after first-ever Leipzig win

Manchester City faced off with RB Leipzig in a Champions League clash on Wednesday. City picked up a 3-1 win to secure their first-ever victory over RB Leipzig away from home in three attempts.

That win leaves Manchester City top of Group G by three points after two games.

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Following the game, Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Rico Lewis. The teenager started in midfield vs Leipzig and provided the assist for Phil Foden’s opener.

With Kevin De Bruyne a long-term absentee and a hectic schedule on the horizon, having Lewis step up will be massive for the Sky Blues as they look to defend their treble.

Speaking on Lewis, Pep had this to say after the match: “He’s an amazing, outstanding player. I’ve been a manager for 14, 15, years and lucky to train one of the best players in the world in Barcelona,” he said.

“To find a player who moves really well in the middle, the pockets, holding midfield and full back coming inside, it is difficult to find someone like him. He’s just 18 years old, he has a huge personality, can play in four or five positions, he isn’t scared. his defending is really good.

“Maybe he needs a bit more height but his mum and dad didn’t give him genetics to be taller. Apart from that, he has everything. A fantastic player.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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