This is exactly what Pep Guardiola wants to see.
Not satisfied with his outfield players easily being the best passers in England, Pep wants to see great footwork from his keepers.
We know Ederson has been a sensation all season but Claudio Bravo is not taking his place on Man City’s bench lying down.
After his easy ride against Arsenal in the league cup final against Arsenal, Bravo was handed another start against Basel in the Champions League tonight.
Although the tie was already pretty much dead, with City leading 4-0 from the game in Basel, Bravo took his chance to show Pep exactly how good he is with his feet.
Gabriel Jesus scored his first goal since November and ended a 13-game dry spell for the opener before City gave Basel’s Mohamed Elyounoussi all the time in the world to equal the score line.
But at the end of the first half Bravo wowed the crowd with an amazing piece of skill.
A long ball was chipped forward and the Chilean burst out of his area to chest it round one player before cheekily dinking it over another Basel player’s head and then hammering it back up the other end.
It demonstrated a skillset Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be proud, and the guts to execute it when you’re the last man.
Sit back and enjoy the ride.
All Sunday league goalkeepers dream of pulling something like this off but imagine actually pulling it off in a Champions League game.
The best part of it was that Ederson, City’s no.1, couldn’t help but smile as he watched his team mate embarrass the Basel players.
Unfortunately he was partly responsible for Basel taking a shock lead at the Etihad in the 70th minute allowing a shot to go past him at the near post.
As you were, Pep.