New Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has described himself as a “quiet goalkeeper” that is “a little bit crazy” and can “play outside the box”.
City boss Pep Guardiola is well known to be a fan of keepers that are comfortable with the ball at their feet.
It was because of this he decided to part ways with Joe Hart and sign Claudio Bravo – although it was the second-choice Willy Caballero who ultimately claimed the number one jersey at the club.
Now with both Bravo’s future uncertain and Caballero having already left, Ederson is expected to take up the mantle as Guardiola’s first choice goalkeeper.
And speaking on his arrival at the club, the 23-year-old Brazilian former Benfica man told the club’s official website: “To be a goalkeeper you must be a little bit crazy!
“We have the courage to put our head where the players put their feet. I have that, of course.
“I’m a quiet goalkeeper and I always try to transmit confidence and calm to my team-mates. That skill I have helps a lot.
“At Benfica I also played a little bit more advanced and I was involved a lot in the game. I think that revolution in the way goalkeepers get involved in the game was very important. I already had that skill to play outside the box.
“When I played for a team lower down, I didn’t have the chance to play far from the goal, I had to stay close to it. But when I went to Benfica, I was able to improve what I knew and play further out getting more involved in the games, being more active. I have been developing that since.
“I have even scored not once but twice! They were very peculiar and unique moments. I’ve seen one in the Premier League but mine was different.”