Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola praised his Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne after scoring a quad that led the team to a 5-1 victory over Wolverhampton, in the match that took place between them, Wednesday, May 11, for the 36th round of the English Premier League.
De Bruyne’s four goals came at minutes 7, 16, 24 and 60, and the fifth goal was scored by English player Raheem Sterling in the 84th minute, while Belgian Leander Dendoncker scored Wolverhampton’s only goal in the 11th minute.
With this victory, City regained the three-point difference with Liverpool, raising its score to 89 points, compared to 86 points for the Reds in the runner-up, while Wolverhampton remained in eighth place with 50 points.
What did Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola say about his Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne?
Guardiola praised his Belgian star, saying: “The way he played in the past months is wonderful, he is perhaps our most influential player in the latter part of the season. It is not only about the goals and passes he provides, he always thinks of the best for his teammates.”
He added: “In the second half of the season, De Bruyne exceeded perfection, he has always been great, but I think this season he has more desire to be more prolific and more goalscoring, I am very happy for him.”
De Bruyne scored 3 goals from his quartet against Wolverhampton in the first 24 minutes, to be the owner of the third fastest “hat-trick” in the history of the Premier League, after the hat-trick of Liverpool player, Senegalese Sadio Mane, in the net against Aston Villa in 16 minutes in 2015, and the trident of Dwight Yorke With Manchester United against Arsenal in 2001, which came in 22 minutes.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola talks about his plans to hire Norwegian Erling Haaland
Guardiola talked about his plans to hire Norwegian star Erling Haaland, who will join his team for 60 million euros, saying: “Throughout my coaching career, I have never thought that the defensive organization depends on the central defender or that the goals depend on the striker.”
The philosopher made a tempting promise to Haaland, saying: “Haaland scored a lot of goals in his career, and we will help him to score more, but scoring goals will not be his only task.” He added: “I am sure that he will adapt quickly to our style of play, I love working with good players because they They make me a better coach, Haaland is an amazing young talent and I will try to help him as well as possible.”
Kevin De Bruyne welcomes Erling Haaland to Manchester City in his own way
After the match, De Bruyne made statements in which he talked about the number of goals he scored in the match, saying: “I should have scored 5 goals tonight,” and he talked about his “three” with the left foot (not his favorite in shooting), saying: “When you come I don’t hesitate, my right foot is stronger, but I’m not afraid to shoot with the left.”
The match witnessed De Bruyne’s celebration after scoring his third goal in a manner similar to the way Haaland celebrated his goals (in a behavior in which followers saw a welcome from the Belgian to the Norwegian scorer), despite the Belgian’s attempt to deny this by saying: “Everyone asks me about Haaland, I did it (the celebration) because I scored a hat-trick “.
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