Kevin De Bruyne reveals that Pep Guardiola sometimes FORGETS to tell his Manchester City players the starting lineup because he’s so excited
- Pep Guardiola has won three Premier League titles with Manchester City
- The Spaniard is famous for his eccentric style, loved by his players
- Kevin De Bruyne has been playing with the coach for five years
- The Belgian has revealed that Guardiola can get carried away in team talks
Pep Guardiola’s passionate pre-match speeches contain a mountain of tactical instructions, but Kevin De Bruyne revealed that he often skips the lineup.
The Spaniard’s approach has earned him three Premier League titles since he arrived in 2016, and his eccentric style was exposed to English fans on Amazon’s All or Nothing series.
De Bruyne had spent a year in Manchester before Guardiola arrived and will go on to be one of the best players to experience his mentorship. The midfielder is already used to the peculiarities of the coach.
Pep Guardiola forgets to name the team on some occasions, according to Kevin De Bruyne
The Manchester City star admitted that he has to remind him of the Spanish manager in the middle of his pre-match spiel
The Belgian midfielder told the MIDMID podcast: ‘We always have a meeting before a game and Guardiola will then say’ let’s do this and this and that. Let’s go! ‘
And then we say: “Hey, Pep, who’s playing?” Sometimes it is forgotten. Winning is important to him. But his philosophy is even more important.
Many people do not understand this. Pep would rather lose with his football principles than get a victory with counterattack tactics.
“ He loves to attack football. ”
Despite Guardiola’s forgetfulness, City’s strong start to the season has them in the title race
De Bruyne has been in good shape in Belgium’s service, which helped secure a place in the 2022 World Cup.
Manchester City’s first eleven games have placed them within three points of Premier League leaders Chelsea.
West Ham, Liverpool and Arsenal are three points behind and lining up behind, while De Bruyne and company await the resumption of national football next weekend, when City meet Everton.
The midfielder was on fire in Belgium’s 3-1 victory over Estonia on Saturday, when the world’s number one team sealed the top spot in their World Cup qualifying group.
De Bruyne helped Thorgan Hazard with a glorious pass, having caused chaos with his vision of the game.