• Sat. Oct 29th, 2022

The defender knows Sunday’s opponents can play with a variety of shapes and systems, and says preparation is key.

Mar 6, 2021

City have often operated without a recognised striker this season, although they have started with Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero in the last two league games.It’s a challenge for any defender when they’re faced with the irregularity of not marking a centre-forward, although Victor feels whatever formation City play on Sunday will offer it’s own unique issues to contend with.
“They can change system sometimes and you have to be ready for anything,”
he said. “There’s a lot of movement there with and without the ball and you have to be ready for anything.“If they don’t play the game with a striker you have to look at the game in a different way, maybe try and close some spaces that you wouldn’t do if they had a no.9.“I don’t know how they will play against us, but we will have to wait and see. However and whichever way they play, we will be ready for that.”