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Willy Caballero confident in Claudio Bravo's chances to succeed at Manchester City

City’s new answer in the net responds to continued speculation regarding team selection at the Etihad.

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In a recent interview with Manchester City's official website, Willy Caballero deflected attention from his current role in the team's recent winning streak, saying, “Of course I am happy because I am happy to play, but if we are going well and conceding less goals or less chances then that’s great for me and for the team.”

In reference to Claudio Bravo, Caballero said, “In the changing room we are very friendly and yes we are in competition for the [same] opportunity. I am pretty sure we will see the best of Claudio Bravo as soon as possible because he is training really hard and his attitude is fantastic.”

When he first arrived in Manchester, Caballero had a tough time as well.

“The performances I gave in my first season at the club weren’t as good as they were in another team, another country. We are professionals so we accept this criticism.”

Although he is sure to be enjoying his place in the starting XI, Caballero spoke of mutual respect between he and Bravo — both want what's best for the club.

The Argentinian spoke of focus and mental preparation, dealing with critics and trying to enjoy time on the pitch. With confidence as his top priority, Caballero mentioned the constant work that goes into gaining positive recognition.

“In my case I had to go through two seasons, the Capital One Cup final and a lot of games and now I am receiving praise. It’s part of our lives.”