Pep Guardiola has reiterated Kevin De Bruyne’s importance to Manchester City as the Belgian international starred in his side’s 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night at Molineux Stadium.
De Bruyne’s penalty and goals from Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus ensured Man City start their Premier League title challenge on a good note.
The midfielder, reigning PFA Player of the Year, started where he left off last season as he also walked away with the Man of the Match award for his efforts.
“Since we came back with the national teams, every training session I feel his commitment and right now he’s an important player for us – always will be,” Guardiola said.
“In the situation, we’re in now he is important for us. His penalty was strong, he played really well like all the team.
“He likes to play football; he doesn’t feel the pressure and likes to compete at a high standard,” concluded the Man City mentor.
Meanwhile, De Bruyne was pleased to start the campaign with a win, especially after only two weeks of training.
“It’s obviously hard. It’s a weird season. We know we need to start well. I think we played really well. With only two weeks of training it was going to be difficult,” said the 29-year-old.
“So it’s encouraging to play well. We know if the pace is the same as the last three years, it will be a hard job and we want to fight against them.
“We know we make each other better and for me that is what sport is all about,” he concluded.
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By FARPost Reporter