Claudio Bravo: Barcelona are "much bigger" than Manchester City

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Claudio Bravo left Barcelona to join Manchester City for £15.4 million towards the end of the summer transfer window in a move which effectively forced fan favourite Joe Hart out of the club.

The 33-year-old has already produced some high-profile errors, such as his debut clanger in the Manchester derby as well as his ridiculous mistake and subsequent red card in City's 4-0 loss at the Nou Camp.

That said, all in all, the goalkeeper, reportedly brought in by Pep Guardiola for his footballing ability, has slowly adapted to the nature of English football and gone on to make 11 eleven appearances in all competitions, however he's kept just two clean sheets.


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The Chile captain, who has led his country to back-to-back Copa America triumphs, now risks the wrath of Man City fans after he insisted that his former team and reigning Spanish champions Barca are a "much bigger" club than his new team.

Bravo won an incredible eight trophies in just two years with the Catalan giants and he told Chilean broadcaster TVN, via Goal: "The two clubs are similar in terms of budget, but in terms of magnitude (size) Barcelona is much bigger."

Bravo on Guardiola and life in England

In the interview, City's number one also commented on the challenges which have come with his decision to move to England in addition to how he's enjoyed a close, personal relationship with Guardiola.

"It was a change that involved many things," he stated. "(From) moving the family, the language issue, to driving on the other side of the road."

Chile's all-time most capped player added: "For me, he (Guardiola) is the best coach in the world. He is also very sincere. You can ask him for things related to football. (But also) for your family too."

Bravo is currently preparing for his nation's huge World Cup qualifying clash against Uruguay on Tuesday, where he'll be trying to stop former teammate Luis Suarez from finding the back of the net, before resuming his City career with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

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