Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson hit a 70-yard pass to create Raheem Sterling’s last minute winner against Schalke on Wednesday night.
It was the Brazilian’s second assist of the season, leading Kyle Walker to tweet that he is worried the keeper will end up creating more goals than him this season:
When he tells you he’ll end up with more assists than you…and now you’re starting to get worried pic.twitter.com/SiJT7L1Pd5
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) 21 February 2019
The England international currently has just one assist to his name, with fans responding to Walker with a mixture of reactions:
Wow!! So hilarious
— Richard Lorey (@OunoRichard) 21 February 2019
Don’t worry bro he has the same no.of assists as Messi & more than Ronaldo in CL this season.
— ⚡LS_19 (@lightning_leroy) 21 February 2019
When i Saw ederson’s assist pic.twitter.com/wGtc5HlUg6
— El KUN (@WerToxX) 21 February 2019
Time to step up Kyle he means business
— martin wightman (@martinwightman) 21 February 2019
Can just imagine you round at mine laughing for hours ?love your sense of humour I get you ????
— Lynne Furlong (@2af7b6b07c124e5) 21 February 2019
Have you turned into mendy
— 🙂 (@ngolodinho) 21 February 2019
On a scale of 1/10 how bonkers is he ?
— Clarkey (@Clarkey_78) 21 February 2019
— Paul Stephen (@PaulTamplin) 21 February 2019
Up your game big man, you cant have a keeper beating you on the assist charts! ?
— Paul D (@PaulDee9) 21 February 2019
Swap positions mate
— Ahmed ?? (@Bu_Hazza123) 21 February 2019
????TWEET OF THE WEEK BRO…
— Trendy Teacher??[Kakamega Finest] (@Mitira_Official) 21 February 2019
Considering Ederson has more assists than the likes of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and United’s Fred, it demonstrates the sheer talent the keeper has.
With the ball at his feet, the 25-year-old has few, if any, rivals among his fellow goalkeepers. Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer may run him close but other than the German, the shot-stopper’s talent as a footballer is incomparable.
Whether we’ll see a third assist from him in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday, we shall see.