Manchester City wins over Stoke City 7:2
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola called the victory over Stoke City one of the best matches during his time on the Etihad. Guardiola called his club’s performance “one of the best”. It happened when Mancherster city won over Stoke with an unbelievable score 7:2 on their home turf.
“There is always something to work on, but I must admit that today’s team’s showing is the best since I’ve started the head coach practice in Manchester City.
We’ve had a spectacular, interesting match, and I’m not here for the show, but for the team to win.
This is how we want to play – with full confidence in our abilities. We create a lot of scoring chances, and the fans trust us.
I encouraged the fans to come to the stadium this Tuesday, when we would fight for victory with Napoli. I was sure the match would be wonderful: there will be two teams with a similar game style.”
Guardiola especially noted the Kevin De Bruyne’s contribution into the today’s victory and previous matches as well. By the way, the midfielder played his 100th match for Manchester City on October 14th.
“Kevin is such a dynamic player, he is able to control the match literally by himself. He’s got a huge talent, and has pleased us with an excellent game today again.
We all know each other better this season. I know the players better, as well as our opponents, and the English Premier League peculiarities.”
About Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian midfielder. He was born in Drongen.
He started playing football in 1997 in his hometown club KVV Drongen. The footballer continued in Gent (1999-2005) and Genk. Finally, he got into the Genk’s first team in 2008. Kevin played 92 matches in total for the club in the Belgian Championship, scored 16 goals. De Bruyne transferred to Chelsea, London in January, 2012. He finished the rest of the season in Genk on loan under the deal terms. The player was given on loan again to German Werder (Bremen) in August of the same year. He returned in late June, 2013 and made his debut for Chelsea in the official match against Hull on August, 18. However, the Belgian didn’t succeed to consolidate his position in Chelsea. De Bruyne returned to the Bundesliga on January 18, 2014. He went to the Wolfsburg club for 22 million and contracted until 2019.
Returned to the EPL in 2015
The footballer returned to England on August 30, 2015, having concluded a 6-year contract with Manchester City. The transfer amount was €74 million. Thus, it made the Belgian the most expensive transfer in the club’s history and the second one in the Premier League.
Kevin gave 18 assists in the English championship in total. So he has beaten a club record that belonged to David Silva in the season 2011/12 (15 assists), and also scored 6 goals.