Manchester Citys’ Backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero says he has the support of Claudio Bravo after replacing the Chilean in the Manchester City goal.
Caballero started his third successive match in Sunday’s 2-1 home win over Swansea after being preferred to Bravo by manager Pep Guardiola.
Caballero said: “It’s not been an easy week for him but his behaviour is fantastic. He supports me and we are working really hard and he has a competitive mind, so he’s doing very well.
“Claudio is a fantastic player, a fantastic keeper and we have to respect him because he is probably the keeper with more titles in his country in the last two years.”
Caballero’s run in the side started with a convincing 3-0 win at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and continued with last Wednesday’s 4-0 Premier League victory at West Ham.
Caballero, 35, said: “We put in our backpack a lot of weight when we conceded but, fortunately with Gabriel Jesus and the rest of the team, in the last 10 minutes we played with more intensity and I think that was the key.
“We played brilliantly in the first half but it wasn’t enough and we just scored one goal, but I think we played with a lot of luck because in a lot of games (we did not) – Middlesbrough, Everton at home when we dropped points.”
: “When we train during the week we receive the same indication. Whether it’s Claudio or me when we train we receive the same information, so we are ready to play and we don’t have a difference with the boss and the rest of the players.
“I was always waiting for the cup but now I am ready for every single game. I will try to work really hard for the rest of the week but he always makes the decision for the team.”
Bravo’s superior footwork skills were the key factor in Guardiola’s decision to bring him in for Hart. Caballero admits he has had to work in that area too.
He said: “I feel that I have improved with my feet from the time the boss arrived here.”