Caballero surprised by Sunderland start

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero admits he was surprised to be handed a start by manager Pep Guardiola in Manchester City's 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Argentine has made just five appearances in the Premier League since joining the Citizens from Malaga in 2014. Under former manager Manuel Pellegrini's tenure, the Argetine stopper played second fiddle to Engladn international Joe Hart.

However, it seems Guardiola has more faith in the ball-playing abilities of Caballero, having recently urged Hart to improve his footwork.

"It was a surprise for me. I was training very well during the pre-season to have this opportunity. I tried to enjoy it today," Caballero told BT Sport.

"Fortunately we started very well with three points. It is better to improve and make a correction when we win."

Caballero went on to highlight the whole squad's desire continue to adapt to Guardiola's ideas ahead of a mid-week UEFA Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.

"For sure, this is a new country, a new club for the boss but the ideas and the way to play – we know a lot how he wants to play but it is difficult because we are trying together with the whole squad for only two weeks.

"This is the best way to start and we have a lot of days to keep improving."

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