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‘It would not change anything’ – Ederson trolls Kevin De Bruyne with Man City position claim

Ederson has trolled Manchester City teammate Kevin De Bruyne after watching a video of David James in outfield action for the champions.

A capable figure with the ball at his feet, goalkeeper Ederson has won three Premier League titles – in the last four years – since arriving from Benfica in a €40million switch.

He has also made 195 appearances for City and got his hands on two ‘Golden Gloves’ in that time.

The 28-year-old previously claimed that he would like to take penalties after a video clip of him scoring during one training session went viral.

Now though, the Brazilian has taken those claims one step further.

In a light-hearted interview produced by the club, City sat down their number one goalkeeper and recorded his reaction to several iconic moments from down the years – and it was the appearance former England man James made as a striker, in 2005, that most sparked his attention.

Speaking to the MCFC website, Ederson joked: “If I were to go outfield like this, I would not ask to be a striker. I would prefer to play in the midfield, in Kevin’s [De Bruyne] place.

“In the last minute, it is okay [to play up front], but if I were to choose, if someone asked me to play, I would say; ‘Take off De Bruyne and play me’. It would not change anything!”

Ederson added: “I remember this match. This guy [David James] is mad. He went up as a striker.

“If he made a slide tackle, he would have scored. He should have taken it [the penalty]. That was his moment.”

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