City fans here in the Tavern are attempting to gather their thoughts, after a ton of attention from some of the world’s giants have them fearing the worst for their star man.
After Pep Guardiola’s first year in charge as the Manchester City manager, he will be somewhat disappointed with the way he’s portrayed himself to the English fans, after scraping a Champions League place via the 3rd place position.
Indeed, with a point to prove, he’s well on his way to delivering the success many predicted for him with authority, having gone unbeaten through the first 12 games of the Premier League season, an achievement that no other team has managed to do so far this season.
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However, this can be mainly down to the sheer brilliance of Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who’s a nailed on favourite to take home the glory of the PFA Player of the Year.
Featuring in every single fixture in the top flight so far, he’s bagged a rather healthy tally with 3 goals and 6 assists coming in this time.
Pundits here in the Tavern believe that the Belgian wizard is the best player in the Premier League right now and who wouldn’t agree?
The ability to create something out of nothing has been a magical feature to De Bruyne’s game. Amid moments of despair a resurrected performance has been at the hands of this man, who doesn’t fail to pull off a few screamers along the way.
Sadly, with all the attraction surrounding the midfielder, it hasn’t taken long for the vultures in Spain to come calling, with Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly wanting to add the Belgian to his ranks at Real Madrid.
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