One thing that has been crucial in securing Manchester City’s unprecedented dominance of English football has been the incredible trophy harmony at the Etihad Stadium.
It is clear on a daily basis that Pep Guardiola’s team are all fully committed to the cause and are fighting for each other daily on the football field. There was no example more obvious than last Sunday’s incredible Premier League title win.
Despite looking dead and buried after cashing in a second against Aston Villa, Guardiola, his coaching staff and the players on the bench gathered around the team to make a quite remarkable comeback.
In five crazy minutes, Ilkay Gundogan’s buckle – squeezed between Rodris’ footwork efforts – gave the Blues a fourth Premier League trophy in five seasons.
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That spirit originates all the way back from the backup goalkeepers, with Scott Carson seen as an important member of City’s locker room.
He shares a particularly close bond with number one pick, Ederson, but his friendship with the rest of the team cannot be underestimated.
Despite making 522 senior appearances through a fantastic career, the veteran has apparently taken a back seat and decided to help City behind the scenes.
However, he is still seen as the third choice ‘keeper and says Mike Minay Carson is likely to renew his City contract and stay at the club next season.
The loan deal – which was made permanent last year – is currently expiring at the end of next month, but he is expected to stay in Guardiola’s star – studded squad for a little longer.
He appeared as Virgin City last season against Newcastle United in the Premier League and has since come off the bench in the Champions League.
The special appearance was against Sporting CP in the second round of a final 16 showdown, where the 36-year-old made an impressively low save.
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