Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has named Kevin De Bruyne as “one of the best players I’ve ever seen in my life” after Feyenoord clash.
The Belgian played a starring role in the sides 4-0 domination of the Dutch side but Guardiola’s plaudits come after the player didn’t even score.
Though, his effect on the game was clear for everyone to see as he pulled out all the stops to impress away in the Netherlands.
“Kevin is one of the best players I’ve ever seen in my life,” Guardiola explained.
“We are so proud and so happy he is with us.”
Guardiola: "Kevin is one of the best players I've ever seen in my life. We are so proud and so happy he is with us."
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) September 13, 2017
Big night for Stones
The player who did tick all the boxes this evening was John Stones, who scored two goals and kept a clean sheet.
The Englishman was one of the first players that Pep Guardiola signed and his performance tonight showed just why the side splashed £45million on signing the player.
Stones scored one goal in the first half, and one in the second and the defensive stats certainly made it a big difference too.
John Stones’ game by numbers vs. Feyenoord:
100% aerial duels won
100% tackles won
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 13, 2017
While the defence and the midfield have been talked about, the attack has been glossed over post-match.
That comes after Argentine star Sergio Aguero continued his recent goalscoring tally with another one against Feyenoord.
Next time him was Gabriel Jesus who was once seen to be the replacement for Aguero who was set to leave Manchester City.
Now, the two players are playing in tandem and impressing at the same time.
The two forwards impressed against Liverpool in their 5-0 thrashing and the game against Feyenoord will only cement their places in the team together.
Gabriel Jesus since January:
Starts – 15
Goals – 13
Assists – 4
— Shane Burns (@ShaneBurns_) September 13, 2017
4 – Gabriel Jesus is the 4th player to score on his Champions League debut for Man City (also Balotelli, Kolarov & Nolito). Intervention. pic.twitter.com/PVOIUXGvWY
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 13, 2017