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​Chile coach Pizzi praises Man City keeper Bravo: 'He's one of the best goalkeepers in the world'

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has heaped praise on goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

The Manchester City shot-stopper struggled mightily in his first season in England, having accumulated only 6 clean sheets in 22 league starts.

"Every player needs time to get used to a tournament, it was hard for me as a player when I had a long period out, but he managed. He's an incredible professional and has worked hard to recover. He played a great game," Pizzi said after La Roja's 1-1 draw with Australia at the Confederations Cup.

"For us, it's important to have Claudio here, he's a model for his team-mates because he's a great football player and an amazing human being.

"It's not necessary to say he's one of the best goalkeepers in the world, his career has been very impressive."

The result secures Chile safe passage through to the semi-finals in Russia where they will face Portugal.


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