The Ferran factor and the keys to Guardiola's 'comeback'

City is the leader. He has conceded only four goals in the last 19 games, where in 15 of those he has left a clean sheet. The Spaniard is taking on a great role in the team.

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Manchester City has accumulated 11 wins in a row since drawing against the WBA on December 15. They have not lost since November 21, against Tottenham (2-0). His data is devastating: he has only lost to Tottenham and Leicester. In addition, he is the defense with the fewest goals in the Premier League with only 13 goals. In the five major leagues, only Atlético (eight) and PSG (11) have conceded less. While in the offensive phase the numbers also accompany: second best attack, 36 goals only behind Liverpool (37) and tied with Manchester United.

The Spanish Ferran Torres is leaving good feelings after overcoming COVID for the second time. Without going any further, in the win against West Brom (0-5) he participated during the last 40 minutes and against Cheltenham in the FA Cup he scored again, achieving a full position that he has already scored in all competitions. There are already eight goals for Ferran this season (not counting the four he has signed with the National Team with the hat-trick against Germany included) .

His prediction comes true

Rashford's Manchester United and Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool, Mourinho's Tottenham, even Ancelotti's and James Rodríguez's Everton, have at times monopolized the spotlight. Just arrived, after the first weeks of training, Ferran saw it clear that City could win the Premier League well if all the players were at their level. Time is proving him right.

Although the calendar will be very complicated, especially after the match against Liverpool ... FA Cup against Swansea, Tottenham, Arsenal and the first leg of the tie against Gladbach, Ferran is confident and has reasons. In a month he will turn 21 and live his first season in the Premier having competition, in the same way that he has a role and the confidence of Guardiola. It is already demonstrating that it can open the field and weave partnerships just as it is worth defining in the area.

It is evident that Guardiola is squeezing his extreme specialty and his versatility. For that reason he has already played in different positions: winger on the left and right, second striker and forward, where he has cushioned the absence of a killer on the squad with surgical appearances before the goal. One of the great attractions of the former Valencia player is his association with Phil Foden, another of the pearls of the 2000 generation. A Foden who leads the squad's goalscoring locker alongside Sterling and Gündogan with nine goals, while in the second step Ferran appears with eight.

Dumped on his more human side

Ferran is finding competitive shortcuts from the improvements that Guardiola is producing, from his professional and humble attitude, from his ambition and fighting gene. The Spaniard is living alone in the center of Manchester, only at Christmas he received a special visit from his closest circle. Now he is regaining the two kilos of weight that he lost from COVID. The '21' is making the difficult look easy. A few days ago he posted a video on social networks walking along the beach with his family and their dogs. Those are the moments that he misses, therefore, he maintains his active involvement in the care of animals and the environment as his participation in the cause of Kick Out Plastic (a non-profit foundation focused mainly on single-use plastics). use). There is no doubt that Ferran has added value, in every way, as this City has, and this is reflected in the table.



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