While trying to recover from the back-to-back defeats, Pep Guardiola makes a ruthless statement by benching Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian is one of the best in the business at the moment and has been one of City’s top performers in the ongoing season. However, his dull run of form in the last two games placed him on the bench versus Spurs.
A poor run of form compels Pep Guardiola to be ruthless?
Man City have hardly had a dull stretch of form over the last few years. Therefore, consecutive losses in the last two games have jangled a nerve or two in the blue half of Manchester. This has caused the city gaffer to make a bold move that has taken many by surprise. Pep decided to bench his midfield maestro, Kevin De Bruyne after his dry run of form. Although this went on to be a masterstroke in City’s victory over the North London side, it has made a lot of players wary of their spot in the squad. Manchester City are well known for boasting a great depth in their team, with many big names sitting on the bench, waiting for their turns. This move by Pep has demonstrated how ruthless the competition in modern football can be.
Manchester City are famously known for turning things in their favor just in the nick of time. They are pushing hard for a hattrick of league titles. Even after a dull run of form, they are still one of the favorites to win the title. Ahead of their next match against Wolves, Pep has a lot on his hands regarding squad selection. Stellar performances in the midfield are sure to ensure a lot of healthy competition, which could lead to Pep being spoilt for choice. Whether the Belgian eases into the starting lineup will be a thing to watch out for in the coming weeks.
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