Despite struggling during his first season in the Premier League, the Portuguese has settled into a more regular role with Manchester City in recent weeks
The 26-year old, who joined the Citizens from
in 2019, scored a goal and provided an assist during
5-0 victory over
, who scored two of his side’s goals, praised his team-mate in a post-match interview with BT Sport.
"[Joao Cancelo] has the ability to offer something a little bit different in the role,"
"He gets a lot of touches and he has quality. I knew this, that's why I made the run and the ball was perfect.
"He's doing well, especially the last few weeks. We need this rhythm to maintain this level and we're going to get even more moments
"We will try our best, we had a few plays in the last couple of weeks in a few different conditions, struggling with injuries, all the players are getting more and more ready.
"Obviously Kevin [De Bruyne] is a big miss for us but we have players who will get more game time and we need everyone because everyone gives us a different quality we need to keep going."
wasn’t surprised by his German midfielder’s great form, who has scored 6 goals in his last 10 matches for the Citizens.
"Gundo has this sense - after this, he is able to take a touch, slow down, take a second to compose and finish. We are delighted with what he is doing. The first season he was injured and we missed him a lot, since then his attitude and personality is outstanding."
, who has been given the chance to go forward more in recent weeks, added that he is comfortable in a more attacking role.
"There's not really a secret [to my scoring
]," he said
. "I'm just in the right spaces at the right moment. I'm in a bit more of an offensive role, if I get the chance close to the box I try to make the right decisions - I just tried to do my best."