Laporte is after revenge on the Manchester Derby
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, confessed that the Citizens are still hurt from last season’s Manchester Derby upset at Etihad Stadium.Manchester City really did have a unique opportunity that they wanted last season at the Derby that was played at Etihad Stadium and witnessed by Aymeric Laporte from the bench.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United managed to upset the Citizens during the second half of the match with an unforgettable turnaround.Pep Guardiola’s players saw how their chances of winning the title in their own stadium vs their most hated rival wouldn’t be possible and this left some of the players quite scarred, this season is going to be very interesting for the next time that both clubs meet.The first Derby of the season will be next Sunday at Etihad Stadium once again, the Citizens get to this match as the Premier League’s top squad and the Red Devils appear to have completely recovered from the terrible start of the season that they had under Jose Mourinho.One of the players who is having an incredible start for Manchester City is Aymeric Laporte, the Athletic Bilbao product who got the call from Pep Guardiola on January and he arrived like the emergency transfer in order to aid the club’s sensible absences.At the start of his period for the Citizens, it was obvious that Laporte would take some time to adjust and his real level of performance wouldn’t be discovered until now.Aymeric Laporte on the Manchester derby:”It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.” [Sky] pic.twitter.com/RNrRx32Hbe— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 8, 2018With a brand new season and a proper preparation to become one of Manchester City’s top players, Laporte has steadily transformed into one of Europe’s most impressive centre-backs and today has become a total lifesaver for his teammates with the Citizens.Manchester City has improved vastly on the defensive aspect because of what Laporte has managed to accomplish so far this season, they have become the best defensive side in English football with only four goals allowed in the first 11 matches.Throughout last season, this squad was already the one with the highest number of scored goals but they still lacked the defensive prowess that they possess today and Laporte has been the defensive leader the club needed.The last time Manchester United played at Etihad Stadium, the Basque defender wasn’t able to play the game because he still hadn’t reached the level of performance that Pep Guardiola expected from him.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Things have taken a drastic turn this season, Laporte now feels more confident and will be one of the key players for this match on Sunday as the Premier League leaders receive the Red Devils in one of the biggest matches of the year.Top 5 #ManchesterDerby celebrations! 🎊🎉 #mancity pic.twitter.com/gni73hMLdS— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2018Ahead of the match on Sunday, Laporte wanted to remember what it was like to lose the Manchester Derby from the bench last season.During his exchange with the press, the Spanish defender reminded everyone that many of the players are really hungry for a victory against the club that delayed their title celebration and frustrated a historic moment for Manchester City’s incredible season.“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” said Laporte on Sky Sports.“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.”“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table. Twenty unbeaten matches is a nice record for me,” Laporte added.“I wasn’t aware until someone told me but obviously it’s exciting for me. Breaking records is always nice. Last season as a team we reached 100 points – that was very nice and this year I have this personal record.”“I hope we don’t lose on Sunday or not this derby or the following derby. The goal is always to win and lengthen this record as much as we can,” he concluded.⚽Manchester City vs. Manchester United📅 Sunday, November 11th, 16:30🏟 Etihad Stadium🔥 Fast Facts 🔥What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?#PremierLeague #MCFC #ManCity #MUFC #ManUtd #Manchester #Derby #H2H #Stats #Footballstats #Etihad #Pogba #Sterling #Aguero pic.twitter.com/rLVu5iKElV— freebets.net (@freebetsnet) November 8, 2018Who do you think will win the Manchester Derby on Sunday, City or United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.