Jeremy Doku reveals what he has learned since joining Man City
What Jeremy Doku has learned since joining Man City
Manchester City winger Jeremy Doku has disclosed that two of the most important things he has learned since joining the club is staying “calm” and “not losing the ball”.
After Doku completed a £55.5 million transfer from Rennes, Riyad Mahrez was sold to Al Ahli in late July. Doku then joined the team shortly thereafter. Three days after his arrival, the 21-year-old Belgian was an inactive substitute for the late victory over Sheffield United but has since started back-to-back games.
Doku started on the right and played the full 90 minutes as City defeated Fulham 5-1, while on the left he scored his first goal for the team in the win over West Ham on Saturday.
Playing for Pep Guardiola has already been a learning experience for Doku, and two important ideas have been instilled in him. Recently, Erling Haaland said that Pep Guardiola can be “brutal” and not always enjoyable.
“From the [Fulham] game, I learned that you have to be calm. The massive thing is to not lose the ball…I can still improve on that,” Doku explained, via Manchester Evening News.
“It’s about being calm on the ball and having confidence and I want to keep improving on that but [against West Ham] was a success. It’s a pleasure [playing with new teammates]. I like to play with them of course. On TV, they are very good. But in real life, they are even better.”
The 2023–24 Champions League group stage will soon begin, with Red Star Belgrade travelling to Manchester for Tuesday night’s opening match.
Because of his time at Rennes, Doku already possesses the Champions League. He was only 18 years old at the time, yet he made four starts in the French club’s catastrophic group stage, which saw them finish last with only one point from six games.