Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has recently praised Inter’s goalkeeper Andre Onana for his exceptional use of his feet during the Champions League final on Saturday. Although Onana’s team, Inter, lost 1-0 to City, Guardiola was impressed with the former Cameroon international’s ability to make use of his feet even under pressure.
Guardiola specifically highlighted Onana’s skill in identifying space and emptying the midfield, calling it a special quality. He also noted that while many teams have great keepers, Onana is exceptional with his feet.
In an interview with Sport Mediaset after the final, Guardiola continued to praise Onana and acknowledged the difficulty of playing against a team with a goalkeeper who can read perfectly where everyone is to pass to.
Onana moved to Inter on a free transfer from Ajax last summer and has quickly become a regular starter under Simone Inzaghi. He kept five clean sheets in seven Champions League knock-out games this season.
It remains to be seen if Guardiola’s admiration for Onana means City will make a move to sign him in the summer, especially considering that their current goalkeeper Ederson is under contract until 2026. However, there is no denying that Onana’s skill with his feet has caught the attention of one of the best managers in the game.