January 9 News Manchester City former player Dickov recently praised Alvarez on the program
Si, called him a player who made opposing defenders hate him, and praised the latter’s professionalism.
Mike Brown, who participated in the show together, talked about Phillips, saying that he will become an important member of Manchester City.
Dickov said: "Alvarez’s commitment to the game is amazing. I’d love to see his running stats because he just keeps running. He’s an absolute problem for opposing centre-backs and goalkeepers,
Because he won’t give them a minute of peace!"
"I’m very happy that he scored the goals and that he played the full 90 minutes. With the joy of winning the World Cup with Argentina and the fact that after being away for a while he wanted to come back and play. So to see him score
And to play the full 90 minutes was great, I think he did a great job. When we talk about the high press at City, Alvarez is always able to lead the team-mates to put pressure on the other side."
"It’s the way Guardiola wants to see the game played. He wants us to keep pushing the line high, whether it’s through Alvarez or Haaland, or even both. He’ll be happy.
, since he came to the club, people can’t speak too highly of him because he trains hard and plays hard."
Meanwhile, matchday special guest Mike Brown said Phillips’ 40 minutes off the bench in the second half bodes well for the second half of the season.
The England international spent the first few months of his City career sidelined by shoulder surgery after joining from Leeds United this summer.
However, a member of England’s World Cup squad last month, the defensive midfielder came on at the start of the second half in the FA Cup win over Chelsea and immediately attracted attention.
He is also expected to feature against Southampton in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final.
Former Manchester City midfielder Brown believes Phillips will be an important figure for City’s future.
He said: "I’ve seen potential in Phillips. We’ve talked about his position and the experience of coming to Manchester City has been a change for him. Of course, he’s had some injury issues. But I think he’s
It’s very important for City because he can play in a lot of different positions and he’s a fantastic player."
"It’s important that he gets minutes against Southampton. I think we’re going to see an interesting performance, one we’ve all been waiting for. He’s voted England Player of the Year in 2021
Player, he’s been a mainstay for England. I think he has all the quality and quality."
"Of course, when you look at Manchester City’s midfield, there’s a lot of competition. But I think for a while, we can have a strong midfield and maybe Rodri and Philippe can compete with someone like Kevin De Bruyne.
People play football together and there are many ways to do that.
"If the players in the frontcourt want to get more support, then you may need a more defensive midfielder to help the team stabilize the rear."