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Ederson: The dedicated family man who became one of City's best ever signings

STOPPER: A word from our 'keeper.
Ederson reveals the secrets behind his success - and others explain why they love him - in part three of our City Studios exclusive documentary.

The City No.1 allows cameras into his home while he enjoys family time with his wife and three young children, explaining how they inspire him if he ever comes home feeling low.

He also speaks of how he and his wife are very settled in Manchester and that his kids – two of whom were born in England – are very happy in the city.

Ederson: Influences’ is premiering now on CITY+, along with parts one and two and is yet another fascinating look at the Brazil star's inspirations and the mindset that has made him arguably the best keeper in the world.

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“For me to be a goalkeeper is to be a hero and villain at the same time,” says Ederson.

“A player with extra responsibility for the team…

“Like the saying goes, ‘you can make 10 saves in a match, but if you let a single one in, you’ll be remembered for the mistake, not the brilliant saves.’

“I don’t rely on luck – I would say there are phases. When you are having a good period, everything goes well for you.

“On the other hand, when you are in a bad phase, nothing seems to go right for you. But they are just phases.

“That’s life in general and it is the goalkeeper’s life, too. That’s just the way it goes.

“I’ve had nights with no sleep after making a mistake in a game.

“So I think the goalkeeper has to be prepared mentally and have a cool head, so if things happen, you can quickly overcome it.

“The goalkeeper needs to defend, play with the feet, remain level-headed. He needs to think of many things at the same time.

“Concentration, communication with the team, good positioning.

“For all those things, you must be focused throughout the 90 minutes, because a single distraction can be fatal.

“I try not to count too much on the future and try to make the most of the moment I’m in.”

Ederson: Episode three - Influence
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City skipper Fernandinho says his friend and compatriot has earned the right to be considered one of the world greats.

Ederson is a guy who is committed,” says Ferna. “With his profession, with his daily work, with the club and with the national team.

“He is an extremely disciplined guy who always arrives on time. He knows the qualities he possesses and is someone his team-mates can rely on.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain puts Ederson as one of the very best signings City have ever made and goalkeeper coach Xabier Mancisidor believes, at just 28, the Brazilian star hasn’t even reached his full potential yet.

“Eddy is a guy who enjoys training,” says Mancisidor.

“He has incredible potential and is reaching another level here at City, in part, because he likes to train.

“He repeats training drills again and again, spending all the time we need with him.

“It’s something we really appreciate. To have this predisposition and never complain – to be always ready train more and do whatever we ask of him is gratifying and one of the reasons he is still improving.”

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