Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he didn’t mind Kevin De Bruyne yelling at him during the game.
Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-0 in the second leg of the 2022-2023 European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) semi-final held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 18th (Korean time). After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Manchester City advanced to the final with an aggregate score of 5-1.
After the game, a video of De Bruyne and Guardiola became a hot topic. In the video, when De Bruyne was dribbling and the ball was stolen, Guardiola, who was watching near the line, shouted. De Bruyne looked at the manager, raised his hand, and said, “Shut up.” Criticism was raised by some that The Bruwiner’s words and actions were excessive. It was pointed out that he lacked respect for the manager.안전놀이터
However, Guardiola’s response is that there is no problem at all. Rather, it was evaluated positively. When asked a question related to the video at a press conference ahead of the 37th round of the English Premier League (EPL) against Chelsea, he said, “I like De Bruyne’s behavior. We shout at each other. Sometimes it’s too easy. That kind of energy good” he replied.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City). Getty Images Korea
He added, “It’s not the first time. You may not have seen it, but you shout at me even in training. This is what we need. That’s what makes The Bruyne the best.”
Man City is aiming for the ‘Treble (three crowns)’ this season. Along with UCL, they have reached the finals in the English FA Cup and are leading the EPL. If they win against Chelsea on the 22nd, the league championship will be confirmed early.
The Bruiner is a key player leading Man City’s challenge for a triple crown. He has recorded 7 goals and 16 assists in 30 matches in the EPL alone. In the UCL semifinals, he scored an equalizer in the first game and added two assists in the second game to contribute to the team’s advancement to the final. The season record including the cup competition is 10 goals and 26 assists in 45 games.
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