Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has confirmed his desire to score a Premier League goal before the end of the season.
The 24-year-old joined City from Benfica last summer for a world-record fee of £34.5million with many tipping the Brazilian to flop in England.
Yesterday’s 5-0 victory over Swansea saw supporters chant for Ederson to take the penalty won by City when the score was at 3-0. Instead, his compatriot Gabriel Jesus took the spot-kick and missed before Bernardo Silva scored from the rebound.
The chants did not go unnoticed by the shot-stopper, and he has since spoken of his desire to get on the scoresheet before the end of the season.
“I heard them chanting my name, asking me to take the penalty, but Gabriel went there,” he told ESPN FC. “Unfortunately he missed it and Bernardo [Silva], fortunately, scored, but if the manager had asked me to go there, I would have definitely scored.
“I’m not sure if I would be able to do set-pieces, but I’m good at penalties, either using power or technique when I’m shooting. City have their regular penalty takers, and we have good options, but if Pep asks me to take it, I’m there. Hopefully, it will happen (before the end of the season), I’d like to score.”
Ederson has become a crowd-favorite since his mega-money move to the Etihad Stadium last season, and he’s likely to remain as City’s first-choice goalkeeper for the considerable future.