Man City boss Eriksson: Elano can get even better

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson expects star Brazilian Elano to get even better this season.

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Eriksson said: "He took another free kick against Middlesbrough, different to the one last week but once again he's done it extremely well. He also had a goal from a shot from distance, and he's getting better and better.

"If he can keep it up at this level he'll be very happy, and we all will! When we give him the ball, we know he will keep it - and now he is starting to score goals as well, so I can't ask for any more than that.

"The big difference between Elano now and when he arrived is his fitness levels. He is fitter and stronger and works in the gym as well, which is good.

"Maybe he will not maintain that standard all the time - but maybe sometimes he will do even better. I certainly don't need to teach him about football."

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