Pep Guardiola dares Kevin De Bruyne to deliver 'best game of his life' for Man City in Champions League final
Pep Guardiola has challenged Kevin De Bruyne to deliver "the best game of his life" against Inter on Saturday as Manchester City bid to win their first Champions League delight. Speaking to Thierry Henry in an interview set to air on CBS and Paramount+ before Saturday's Champions League final, Guardiola praised his star midfielder, joking that he cannot understand the vision of his star playmaker, a player without whom, he says, City would not have enjoyed the enormous success they have over recent years.
"He's a special person, so sensitive and reliable in many things," Guardiola said. "What we have done in many seasons, without him it would be impossible.
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De Bruyne has been in customarily outstanding form for City in a season that has seen them win the Premier League and FA Cup; Guardiola's side now stand one game away from becoming just the second English team to win the Treble. In 47 games across all competitions this season, the 31 year old has delivered 10 goals and 31 assists.