By 90Min
November 19, 2017

It's hard to find negatives when your team is purring in front of goal, opening up team's at will while keeping it tight at the back. Always the perfectionist, even Pep Guardiola is running out of superlatives for his players after their latest win.

Speaking to the club website after the game, the Manchester City boss waxed lyrical about his players and in particular Kevin De Bruyne, who was instrumental in the win once again.


“It's always complicated after internationals but I’m not surprised by my players," said Guardiola. “The first was good because we did it after a lot of passes, and after we attacked the space and the decisions were good.

“After that Kevin, it's his talent... last season we didn’t score that type of goal, he hit the post many times. This year it’s going in."

Smashing a delightful long-range effort into the top corner, it's difficult to look beyond the Belgian playmaker as the player of the season so far, following a string of impressive displays, pulling the strings in midfield.

While the attack is moving on the pitch with fluidity and flair, defensively they have also been on top form of late. Despite the injury to John Stones that could keep the England international out for 'six weeks', Guardiola claimed the spirit of his side pulls them through.

"It is unfortunate for us and for John and I think he might be out for six weeks with that type of injury," added Guardiola.

"We have to suffer as he plays for 90 minutes, and 90 minutes and 90 minutes. We don't have a lot of central defenders. But the spirit in the team and with all the players is good so we are going to find a solution."

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