Pep Guardiola admits he was left speechless by Kevin De Bruyne’s performance against Tottenham on Saturday, saying that the Belgian is an inspiration to the club’s younger players.
De Bruyne has been one of the stars of the season so far, rated by many as one of the best players in the world. But his performance against Spurs highlighted just how important he is to City, scoring a goal and winning a penalty in a man-of-the-match display as the Sky Blues won 4-1.
Guardiola was beaming with the performance of his star, who is City’s all-time record signing, saying the 26-year-old is one of the most talented players at the club.
“I want to say thank you to all of my players, especially Kevin for the fact he is one of the most talented players,” the boss said.
“You see him how he runs without the ball, he’s a good example for the young players and for our academy, for Phil Foden, for Brahim (Diaz), they know how good Kevin De Bruyne is.
“When they are outside and see how he runs and fights without the ball, that is the best example and he helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future.
“His performance today, I have no words, no words to describe what he has done with the ball, how many assists, and his ability to switch play.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]