Pep on KDB: ‘He sees passes normal humans can’t see’

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To hear Pep Guardiola describe his superstar playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, the Belgian’s pretty much a super hero.

“He sees passes normal humans can’t see,” Guardiola said after the Man City midfielder scored twice and added an assist in a 3-0 win away to Arsenal.

De Bruyne was back post to deposit a Gabriel Jesus cross in the second minute, then set up Raheem Sterling with a seeing-eye pass through the six 13 minutes later.

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The cherry on top came in the 40th minute when De Bruyne smashed an powerful strike past a helpless Bernd Leno.

“He is an extraordinary player,” he said. “He doesn’t have to defend in the deep area so of course with the players we have, it’s much better.”

De Bruyne was happy with his day but is not closing the door on any of Man City’s goals. From the BBC:

“I think every time you lose a game the only reaction you can show is to win the next one. Every time we lose points we come back with a good reaction. We know we have not been at our best this year but we keep on fighting and there’s still a lot of games to play for us.”

Back to Guardiola, the managerial wizard is clearly a bit awkward when it comes to reports linking assistant Mikel Arteta to the open position at former club Arsenal.

“I haven’t spoken many times about that (Arsenal speculation) with him but he is a very good person.”

Good to know.