After Man City’s emphatic 4-0 victory away to Watford on Tuesday afternoon, plenty of Sky Blues have flocked to worship defender Joao Cancelo for his shift at left-back – claiming the player was ‘elite‘ in that position and could be a superior option to the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Pep Guardiola’s side bounced back from a disappointing FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal at Wembley with an assured display against the relegation scrappers.
Should Cancelo start at left-back against Real Madrid?
Yes, 100%, no brainer
No, Zinchenko should get the nod
Goals from Raheem Sterling (2), Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte sealed a much-deserved three points as we now look ahead to the final Premier League game of the season against Norwich at the weekend.
Despite the heroics of Sterling, full-back Cancelo has also attracted huge praise for his performance – especially as the Portuguese international showcased a fine display in the left-back slot.
As a result, these Citizens were particularly impressed – find all of their best comments down below.
Cancelo was elite too
— Rafał Sala (@rafiii1995) July 21, 2020
Cancelo has been a monster today, both on the left and right sides. He has to start over Zinny and Mendy.
Jesus hasn’t really progressed to me. Blues don’t like hearing it, but it’s absolutely true.
— Ed Gaboor (@mcfc_pride) July 21, 2020
I’d take him over Mendy any day Steve. He’s better defensively is what matters in big games. Mendy is a liability and anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves man
— Vayam Lahoti (@VayamLahoti) July 21, 2020
Walker Lb and cancelo Rb makes way more sense. Kyle can’t cross, put him anywhere. Cancelo’s strength is crossing. Literally play to the strengths. Kyle lb means left side solid and assists from the right. Also, cancelo is better defensively at Rb than mendy is at LB
— Karannnn890 (@karrannn835) July 21, 2020
should definetly start LB against madrid
— CormacMCFC (@cormac133) July 21, 2020
Absolutely! Don’t know why it took us so long to try him at lb
— MCFCrayon (@MCFCrayon) July 21, 2020
Mendy banned for RM , Cancelo just walked into that position
— Michael Lofthouse (@MichaelLofthou5) July 21, 2020
Mendy benched for the rest of the season
— Morgan 👑 (@KDBcode) July 21, 2020