In a recent interview, Willy Caballero made it clear that there is no strife between himself and Claudio Bravo. He went much further with respect to the Chilean’s experience and reflected on the objective nature of training and team selection at Manchester City.
"It's not been an easy week for him but his behavior is fantastic. He supports me and we are working really hard and he has a competitive mind, so he's doing very well.”
The Argentine was adamant with his respect to Bravo’s quality.
"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, who has waited patiently for occasional cup appearances, doesn't see himself as just a backup keeper, and the rule obviously applies to Bravo during the current moment where the Chilean is not starting.
"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", Willy continued.
These words reflect the general culture of City under Pep Guardiola — very upbeat and conscientious of the pressure that can often be placed on individuals and clubs.
One would hope that City’s success continues regardless of who stands in the net. For now it appears that Caballero offers an extra edge, but his interview sheds light on the mechanics of a potential redemption of Bravo’s tenure at City.