Guardiola lauds returning De Bruyne

Guardiola lauds returning de bruyne0

Pep Guardiola is no stranger to Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliance, so it’s no surprise that the Belgian inspired Manchester City to a 3-2 victory against Newcastle United on Saturday, moving his team two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The Spaniard, on the other hand, was not only waxing lyrical about the returning Belgian after a thrilling triumph, but he also praised Norwegian youngster Oscar Bobb, whose goal from De Bruyne’s assist clinched the points in stoppage time.

Bobb’s first Premier League goal capped a dramatic comeback for City, who had grabbed the lead via Bernardo Silva before surrendering two goals to a resurgent Newcastle side.

De Bruyne came in as a substitute in the 69th minute, his first league appearance since being injured on the first day of the season, and equalized five minutes later.

Bobb, who came on in the 82nd minute, displayed brilliant movement to finish off De Bruyne’s ball.

When asked to sum up de Bruyne’s effect, Guardiola quipped, “I am a little bit upset and grumpy with him because he didn’t score from the free kick!” “At the end, when opponents are tired, Kevin and Oscar provide a different pace.”

“Oscar’s goal was wonderful for the control. We were highly pleased with him in preseason; I knew he was outstanding from information for the second team.

“When Kevin has the ball and we have runners, Kevin is unique in the world but the finish by Oscar, I am so, so happy for him.”

Bobb, who came from Valerenga, joined City’s youth levels in 2019 and has had his opportunity this season.

“Wonderful sensation. It was a fast-paced contest even from the bench. “The manager told me to come on and score, and I’m glad I did,” Bobb added.

“It’s a lifelong dream come true, and to do it with the best team in the world is beyond words.” This victory belongs to the supporters.”

Bobb will undoubtedly play a part in City’s pursuit of a fourth consecutive league championship in the coming months, but De Bruyne’s comeback from a hamstring injury might be decisive.

The five-time Premier League champion says he utilized his time away to improve his skills.

“I’m not sure what to expect; I’ve never done anything like this before.” “I worked really hard and had to change a few things,” he said.

“It’s difficult to adjust things when you’re always playing. I’m not one to stand stationary. I appreciated being able to accomplish things I could never do before. “I worked very hard to return.”

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