Our dynamic Portuguese full-back gives us the lowdown on the technical, mental and physical demands that have seen him emerge as one of the most influential members of Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Since joining City from Juventus in the summer of 2019, Cancelo has gone from strength to strength, playing a major part in our success.

Along the way, Joao has also helped redefine the art of the modern-day defender, often operating as an inverted wing back which has seen him deployed further up the field, both out wide and  in the midfield engine room to incredible effect.

It’s a role that as well as requiring enormous technical quality also demands mental strength, discipline and phenomenal endurance and stamina.


And, as his incredible assist for Erling Haaland’s winner in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, Cancelo’s impact on City continues to go from strength to strength.

Here, Joao talks about his role, the requirements expected of him and his pride and passion at playing for City.

Play the video to watch Joao Cancelo’s masterclass…