Man City vs Tottenham is definitely an early highlight of the new Premier League season and we'll get to witness two of the new superstar midfielders in direct opposition.
Midfield battle 🤼♀️
Rodri immediately brought calm and composure to his new role under Pep Guardiola, first in the Community Shield against Liverpool and then in City's 5-0 hammering of Manchester City on the opening day. He's likely to keep his place the base of City's midfield after his record €70m summer switch from Atlético Madrid.
French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, also a club-record signing for Tottenham, started his Spurs career with a bang, scoring a curling effort from range to get them back into their clash with Aston Villa, a match that the ultimately won 3-1. Ndombele is not known for his goal-scoring prowess, but he will come into direct opposition with Rodri all evening on Saturday as the Spaniard will be tasked with breaking down Ndombele's box-to-box menace and dribbling ability with his tough-tackling and smart anticipation of danger and reading of the game.
If Rodri can cut off Ndombele's supply-line of through-balls and dangerous final passes, Manchester City may gain a decisive edge in this crunch clash.
As the English Champions take on last season's Champions League runners-up, we are looking forward to an intriguing, high-quality match. We can't wait to see these new stars, both born in 1996, shine in the Premier League.
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