Guardiola hails ‘amazing’ Man City star following win over Leicester

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was “amazing” in his side’s comeback win over Leicester on Saturday.

Having gone a goal down after 22 minutes through Jamie Vardy, the Premier League champions were ahead by the break after Riyad Mahrez’s goal and Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty.

De Bruyne then set up Gabriel Jesus for City’s third in the second half in a performance that also saw the Belgian international hit the woodwork, force two good saves from Kasper Schmeichel and create numerous other chances.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola said: “When we play that way we can increase the quality of our players like Kevin.

“He won the game against Arsenal on his own but today it was a victory for the team.

“But in that position he is incredible. He has everything. He was amazing.”

When asked about his side’s performance overall, Guardiola said: “Even before Vardy’s goal we were playing well.

“It was an incredible performance with and without the ball and we defended so high. Having Vardy there is so dangerous, but were at a high level so I am so pleased.

“I must say thank you to the players for following me and playing the way we wanted. I have tried to convince the players that this is the team we want to be. If we win or lose, this is the team we can be.



“I am very pleased. I like to watch my team play in that way. When the team doesn’t follow the way I want to play I will leave.

“I hope in the future we can continue at this level.”

City‘s next game sees them face Wolves at Molineux on Friday.