Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kev: I Can Take Pep Pressure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kev: I Can Take Pep Pressure

Article excerpt

KEVIN de Bruyne has revealed the REAL reason Pep Guardiola keeps putting him on the same pedestal as the world football greats.

The Belgian midfielder was again in brilliant form as City hammered Feyenoord 4-0 to get their Champions League campaign off to a flying start.

And afterwards Guardiola picked out De Bruyne - who set up John Stones's second goal with a pinpoint cross - as one of the best players on the planet. De Bruyne is canny enough to know that the manager is boosting his confidence, but also has another motive in talking up his ability.

"It makes me happy, but the other way it is also a way of putting pressure on me to do well," said De Bruyne.

"I have tried to be more consistent since I came here and have had ups and downs but last year and the start this year has been constantly very good for me. …

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