Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes has joined up with his Brazilian team mates in Russia ahead of their friendly with the World Cup hosts in Moscow this Friday and Brazil’s goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel has been keen to heap praise on the highly rated 24 year old who is beginning to make a name for himself at the Etihad.
“The ease that he has in the game with his feet is really impressive. When you watch a game of City, we see that he plays the ball as many times as Fernandinho, who plays in the middle.”
“The ease, tranquility and accuracy of the pass are impressive. Alisson plays well with his feet, other goalkeepers as well. Now, like Ederson there is no other. Guardiola saw it in him.”
Despite clearly being a big fan of Ederson’s ability, the legendary Brazilian goalkeeper who amassed 101 caps whilst playing for the South American giants recognises that there is still work to be done when the ball is not at the feet of Ederson.
“I’ve seen a talent, a talent that still needs to be worked on, because he’s young, he’s only 24 years old,”
“He plays so well with his feet, with this tranquility, that one can think that with the hands he is also the same – sometimes I see that he stands without that aggression that a goalkeeper should have and that gives rise to some goals he could defend.”
Whilst there has been lots of discussion recently about who will line up between the sticks for England this summer at the World Cup, it could be argued that Brazil have the toughest goalkeeping decision to make.
With Ederson going up against Roma’s Allisson Becker who is the centre of much speculation around his destination after the tournament, with Liverpool claimed to be eyeing up a move for the 6ft 4 goalkeeper should Karius be deemed to not meet the standard required at Anfield.