Dedryck Boyata Taking Everything In His Stride: Man City Defender Has a Bright Future

Young Belgian defender has a promising future ahead of him at Eastlands.

He’s tall, fast, powerful, composed and looks at home in the Manchester City back four. There is no wonder the young Belgian defender has drawn comparisons to fellow compatriot Vincent Kompany.

Standing at a commanding 6’2” the centre back more recently deployed at right back poses all the qualities needed for him to succeed at the Eastlands club. His unflappable nature for such a young player may explain his performances in so many big games this season which has also led to his first appearance for the Belgian national side. Some achievement for a 20 year old defender.

Having notched up 20 appearances for city’s first team some of his opponents include Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea and both legs of last season’s Carling Cup semi-final against rivals United.  The clubs young player of the season is in line to face United again as the clubs come face to face in the FA Cup semi final later this month.

Before that he has the difficult task of facing a resurgent Liverpool at Anfield this coming Monday.  Speaking to Manchester Evening News he talked of the fixtures ahead,

“The next games might be the most difficult games of my life. I have never played in that kind of atmosphere. I have played against United before but this time will be different, and the Liverpool game will be tough as well.”

Following their recent demolition of Sunderland many city fans have called for Mancini to keep the same starting eleven for both ties. The return to training of Pablo Zabaleta may mean Boyata’s place is under threat. However, city fans can be assured that if called upon the big Belgian will put in a solid performance to help the city cause.

Who would you play at right back for the upcoming games? Who is city’s best right back when all are fit?

Source- Manchester Evening News

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