Football – Manchester City
Since Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in mid-November, Aymeric Laporte is no longer one of the holders in central defense. The Frenchman, in competition with John Stones, has so far not been convincing in the eyes of Pep Guardiola. A mishap that would come only from Laporte according to the Spanish technician.
For Aymeric Laporte, life is not as rosy as it once was in Manchester. Arrived in January 2018 at Manchester city for an amount of 65M €, the Frenchman was until then an indisputable holder in the defensive hinge of Pep Guardiola. But this season things got a little more complicated. The door is much more prone to injury, and its performance pays the price. Since the 2-0 loss to Tottenham mid-November last, Aymeric Laporte was taken out of the defensive hinge, in favor of John stones. For Pep guardiola, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, the playing time of the former Bilbao player depends only on him: ” It depends on him, the quality is there. You need to be in top form and have an open mind. He’s the best left-handed defender we have, he has special qualities with the ball. You have to be concentrated to come back in the best conditions and you will have your playing time. After that, it depends on the performances as it depends on the form of each one. “