Manchester City were convincing 3-1 winners in Sunday’s Manchester derby, but goalkeeper Ederson believes it could have been much worse for the Red Devils had City tried harder.
The ever confident Brazilian, who conceded a penalty in the derby which Manchester United’s Anthony Martial converted, spoke after the game and suggested City weren’t even putting maximum effort in.
“We did a great game and got a deserved win,” he said. “We were way better than United, if we had pushed more we could have got a larger result.”
And in an ominous warning to the rest of the Premier League – and Europe – the former Benfica shot-stopper said he still thinks this majestic City side can get better.
“Absolutely [we can get better]. Pep’s in his third season here, it’s my second and I can see the team has a deeper understanding of his ideas. If we keep going like this, we can achieve a lot in the future.”
Ederson is currently tied with Liverpool goalkeeper and the man he is battling for a spot in Brazil’s side, Alisson, on seven clean sheets in the Golden Glove race.