Pep Guardiola explains why he substituted Kevin De Bruyne against Bayern Munich

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Pep Guardiola has explained why he substituted Kevin De Bruyne during Manchester City’s win over Bayern Munich.

Goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland helped Manchester City beat Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

With the score still 1-0, De Bruyne was replaced by Julian Alvarez in the 68th minute, which sent shivers around the stadium with fans fearing that the Belgian has injured his right knee.

However, Guardiola dispelled those injury concerns after the match and explained his decision to take off the Belgian at such a crucial juncture.

“We needed extra energy and that is why I decided. I am here to take the decisions and I make them – this is my best quality,” he told reporters.