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MEN: Demichelis will give Blues mean streak

  • 03 September 2013 08:28
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

City’s new centre back Martin Demichelis will give the Blues a cutting edge at the back according to this morning’s Manchester Evening News.

The Argentine, who signed for the club on Sunday, has a wealth of experience at the top level and is well known for his no-nonsense attitude at the back.

“The 6ft defender does not fit with Pellegrini’s vow to play beautiful football, and his reputation for solid tackling and a ‘They shall not pass’ mentality will not get him onto the Christmas card list of any opposition Premier League strikers,” writes Stuart Brennan.


“But the Chilean, for all his attacking philosophies, wants his defenders to defend and Demichelis has done that at a high level for more than a decade in the tough Argentine league, the powerful and technically proficient Bundesliga and in the subtler environs of La Liga.

“As always in situations like this, it is wise to go to a well that you know and Demichelis has already played for Pellegrini twice before – for River Plate, and for Malaga.

“He also has plenty of experience and the kind of winning mentality which is a necessity for anyone who spends seven years at Germany’s premier club.”

Elsewhere, Vincent Kompany has hailed what he calls ‘two great signings,’ by Everton in the closing stages of the transfer window.

The skipper’s teammate Gareth Barry and his fellow countryman Romelu Lukaku both joined the blue side of Liverpool late last night.

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