Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he is still learning to adapt to the demands of English football.
De Bruyne said the Spaniard has made it clear there was no place at the club for players who can not adjust to his system. We knew that we had to do better, to work more and that’s what we have done.
“You know the history of the paparazzi”, he added.
“We had an unbelievable game from the beginning”. We had quality in the team, but we had to show it. Today we feel bad, but we have a game in three days and if we win that game we will feel completely opposite.
Man United, meanwhile, will nearly certainly have to put a strong team out because he (more than Pep) cant afford for this run to go on for any longer. This was the real Chelsea.
“It is probably good that people see Mourinho open up like this as it makes him more human, but what he really needs is to see his family as much as possible because that will benefit him in the workplace”. The season is long.
City won 2-1 at Old Trafford last month despite a less than convincing club debut by goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The lineups of the two teams on Wednesday, and which manager decides to rotate more, will have a major bearing on the outcome, but City should have the upper hand. In every single moment.
And the self-proclaimed Special One, sacked by Chelsea for a second time last December, insisted the conversation should be private, despite choosing to conduct it in front of 41,000 people and the Stamford Bridge press box.
Guardiola is a manager whose career has seen him use a core of players regularly, preferring continuity to rotation. It doesn’t matter who we play.
“It was hard for him at times at Anfield as a No.10, so at the moment, I think Jose Mourinho is trying to find a way to incorporate him”. But I would select Nicolas Otamendi over Aleksandar Kolarov due to the Argentine’s experience at centre-back.
Defender Kurt Zouma played 45 minutes for Chelsea’s development side on Monday and is likely to return to full training with Chelsea’s first team on Thursday.
A box-to-box midfielder and creative force with an eye for goal, the 23-year-old joined rejoined United in a world-record £89.3million deal from Juventus in the summer.
He said: “Normally young players have to be involved when the team is in a good moment and we can not forget the last five games we didn’t win”.