Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defender's Geography Has Really Gone to Potteries

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defender's Geography Has Really Gone to Potteries

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AYMERIC Laporte has become one of Pep Guardiola's first picks in the City team this season, and clearly knows his way around a football pitch.

But his regional geography needs some polish - he said that there are several football teams in Manchester, and included Stoke City, which is 45 miles to the south!

Laporte was interviewed by Deux Nuits Avec in the run-up to the Crystal Palace game last month in which the Londoners left the Etihad with a surprise 3-2 win.

Laporte has had to adjust to life in Manchester since moving into a city centre apartment after his £57m move from Athletic Bilbao.

"Life here is really different - it's night time around 4.30 to 5pm," he said. "It's colder and it rains a bit more than in Bilbao."

But he praised Mancunians for being "discreet" by not bothering players for photos as they walk around the city centre, and then revealed he has not quite grasped local geography. …

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