"Quite good, huh?" - Pep Guardiola heaps praise on one Man City star after stand-out performance against Leicester

Pep Guardiola hailed the 'extraordinary' Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City's 2-0 win against Leicester City.
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Pep Guardiola hailed the 'extraordinary' Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City's 2-0 win against Leicester City. 

He credited De Bruyne for creating more chances for his side, but now wants the Belgian international to score goals in the next game. 

Following the match, Pep Guardiola discussed Kevin De Bruyne's sublime passes and labelled it a routine for the player.

He seems confident about the 29-year-old scoring a goal in the next game, with that next game being Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final.

Sharing his expectations from De Bruyne, Pep Guardiola said, "Quite good, huh? It's not the first time he has done it. Now he has to score a goal. Next game, he will do the passes and score goals. Kevin in this situation is extraordinary."

Kevin De Bruyne recovered the ball a staggering 14 times during the match against Leicester - more than any other Manchester City player in a single Premier League game this season.

Pep Guardiola acknowledged Kevin De Bruyne's work on the pitch and stated that it is a common attribute in all of his players. 

The Catalan manager takes pride in the fact that each of his players are prepared to run to recover the ball for others. He stated that he tolerates 'no negotiation' in this responsibility, which helps the team take an 'incredible step forward.' 

Pep Guardiola further added, "I would say this is one of our identities. One of the most talented players in the world is able to do this kind of job. It happened from day one. There is no negotiation on this."

"You can play really badly, but in terms of running for your mates and running again and pressing high and continuing until the end, you have to do it for your teammates because the next action might be for you", he continued.

The manager finished by adding, "When this happens, it is an incredible step forward as a team. We can play good or bad, but we cannot deny that in five years together, all the players together run incredibly and fight every single game. That is one of the things I am most proud of."


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