De Bruyne’s big anger, Guardiola talks cash


By: Manu Tournoux

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has explained why he replaced Kevin De Bruyne in the 69th minute of the match against Liverpool on Sunday.

Kevin De Bruyne, the metronome of Manchester City, did not appreciate being released in the second half during the draw against Liverpool (1-1) on Sunday in the Premier League. Replaced by Mateo Kovacic, the Belgian showed his dissatisfaction on the bench.

Pep Guardiola, the Cityzens coach, tried to calm things down in a post-match press conference. ” There is no problem ! I like this. If he’s upset, that’s fine. I made this decision because I knew what we were missing. »

A tactical choice, nothing more

The Spanish technician wanted to emphasize the importance of De Bruyne for his team. “We need him. It’s really, really important. It’s not about him. He was involved in the first half (…) incredible in all the transitions, the shots, the corners. »

And to add: “I wanted to do something in the second half that would help us regain control of the match a little. Nothing more “.

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