Goalkeeper Ederson has said that he would like to take a penalty for Manchester City, providing that Pep Guardiola gives him permission to do so.
With City holding a three-goal lead over Swansea City on Sunday afternoon, there were calls from supporters for Ederson to be able to take a penalty, only for Gabriel Jesus to step up and miss before the rebound was converted by Bernardo Silva.
However, Ederson has acknowledged the reaction of the club’s fans and admits that he would like the opportunity to score a goal for the newly-crowned Premier League champions.
The 24-year-old told ESPN: “I heard them chanting my name, asking me to take the penalty, but Gabriel went there. 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, I’d like to score.”
Ederson has made 43 appearances in all competitions during his first year at the Etihad Stadium.