‘I thought City would lose tonight … but that was a real statement’: Jamie Carragher praises Pep Guardiola’s men as they start their bid to win back the Premier League with an imposing win over Wolves
Jamie Carragher has admitted to being surprised by Manchester City’s level of performance following their win over Wolves on Monday night.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus secured a 3-1 victory over a team that beat them twice last season.
This means Pep Guardiola’s side, who started the Premier League season late due to their European exploits in the last campaign, are on the march with three points and ex-Liverpool defender Carragher has been impressed in such a way. appropriate.
Jamie Carragher was impressed with Manchester City’s level of performance against Wolves
Gabriel Jesus celebrates his late strike that sealed the three points on Monday night
“I thought City would lose tonight just for the fact that it was the first game,” Carragher said Sky Sports.
“United were slow in the first game, Liverpool and Spurs as well. But the way they came out with the energy in the first half was really kind of a statement, but I thought City were exceptional in the first half.
“How they handled the game at 2-1 – 78 minutes later, you would have thought there would be some chances for Wolves, but they really only had one hit. “
Carragher has also said he will only place Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in a clear range ahead of De Bruyne, who once again shone at Molineux.
‘I would put it [De Bruyne] at the top of this second group of players behind Messi and Ronaldo, ”Carragher added.
Kevin De Bruyne won and then scored the first-half penalty which sent City on their way
It was a great start for Pep Guardiola’s side as they seek to reclaim the league title
“It’s a manger’s dream. He can play in the No.10 position, he can play right on three and even talking to Roberto Martinez, he plays him in central midfielder for Belgium.
He will have a great longevity in his career because I still think he would have this ability to play that deep role maybe when his legs go a little bit because he has a great engine.
“His passing ability is maybe as good as anything we’ve ever seen in the Premier League and he could play that role when he’s in his 30s without a problem. “