English Premiership

Bravo delighted with City debut

2016-09-12 09:25
Claudio Bravo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo insists he felt comfortable with his performance in Manchester City's 2-1 victory over rivals Manchester United on Saturday.

The new City shot stopper, who was brought in for his abilities in the sweeper-keeper role, was far from the composed figure fans expected to see.

He struggled with a number of situations before misjudging a Wayne Rooney free-kick to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to volley home.

But after the game, the former Barcelona keeper said he felt: "Good, good - comfortable.

"We have a team here that has personality, we are improving day by day and the matches that we want to win are these, against our rivals, and for that reason I am happy.

"I am happy with my first week, with the work I have done.

"We played well against a very big team and a team that was very strong and they kept putting the ball in the air to try and complicate things, but we survived."

Nolito admitted it was not easy for Bravo to make his debut in such a big match, but is delighted the keeper decided to join the club.

He said: "I think Claudio Bravo is a magnificent goalkeeper, a spectacular goalkeeper.

"We are very happy that he is here with us. We are very relaxed with him and that's it.

"It's a special day for him because making your debut in a derby like this is not easy.

"And I thought he played well and I am happy he signed for us, so congratulations to him. I am happy that he is with us and he played well."

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