EPL: Pep Labels KDB as 'Beyond Perfect' After Four-Goal Haul

EPL: Pep Labels KDB as 'Beyond Perfect' After Four-Goal Haul Photo: TT
Kevin De Bruyne, closeup portrait — Photo by vitaliivitleo

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola labelled Kevin De Bruyne as “beyond perfect” after netting four goals in their 5-1 win at Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

The Belgium international netted a hat-trick within 24 minutes as City claimed another crucial three points to stay clear at the top of the Premier League with two games to play.

“What can I say? In the second part of the season, he has been beyond perfect,” Guardiola told reporters about De Bruyne. “I am so disappointed in him that he missed a fifth goal when he hit the post!

“He has always been a guy who is so generous and has the sense to make an assist, but I think this season he has the sense to be prolific and score goals.

“He won the game against Chelsea; he scored a goal against Madrid and has been scoring decisive goals.

“I am very pleased for him. Scoring four goals in the decisive part of the season right now is so important.

“You have to arrive in the box. You have to be close to the box and this season I think he has done that better and better.

“Hopefully, that can continue. Not just this year, but for the rest of his career. I have the feeling he has now started enjoying goals.

“Before it was just assists, but now I have the feeling he thinks I like when my team-mates come to hug me because I scored a goal. It’s good!”

City lead second-placed Liverpool by three points, with goal difference on their side after hammering opponents in recent matchdays; 5-0 over Newcastle, 4-0 over Leeds, 5-1 over Watford and 3-0 against Brighton.

Guardiola’s side take on West Ham United in London next, finishing the season at home against Aston Villa. Liverpool have fixtures against Southampton (away) and Wolverhampton (home) to come.

Meanwhile, third-placed Chelsea all but confirmed a top-four spot with a 3-0 win away to struggling Leeds United.

Ben somerford
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