Gvardiol reveals the two Man City players who have surprised him the most since joining the club

Manchester City defender Josko Gvardiol has named the two team players who have surprised him the most since joining the club from the Etihad.

The Croatian international followed compatriot Mateo Kovacic to join the Premier League and European champions in the summer.

City paid RB Leipzig around €85 million, a fee that made him the second most expensive defender in history.

But he has made a smooth transition to Pep Guardiola’s side and has excelled mainly on the left side.

Gvardiol faced City in the Champions League last season, scoring the equalizer against them in the first leg of the round of 16, before suffering a 7-0 debacle in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

In a recent video for City’s YouTube channel, the 21-year-old was asked which new team-mates had surprised him with their qualities.

And he singled out goalkeeper Ederson and midfield star Rodri, describing them both as “unbelievable” for what they are able to do when in possession.

“Ederson and Rodri. If you talk about Eddie, because he’s a goalkeeper and he’s incredible with the ball.”

“And for Rodri, because he is always in the moment, always with the ball and the way he controls the ball is incredible,” Gvardiol said.

Kovacic agreed with his teammate stating that both are “high class” players.

Gvardiol made his first start for City against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla on penalties. He has nine caps to his name so far and has been compared to Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini.

City are third in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Manchester United, with Arsenal and Tottenham ahead of them by two points. They host Bournemouth at the Etihad on Sunday.