Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola has said he won’t put pressure on Kevin De Bruyne as the midfielder recently returned from an injury spell.
Despite being out for months, the Belgian was able to grab an assist in City’s FA Cup 5-0 victory over Huddersfield.
Guardiola also revealed that City’s victory will continue to be a product of togetherness and teamwork and not because of the special abilities of a single player.
“Kevin is not going to solve the problems that we have, and we are not going to have victories unless we are all together,” Pep said.
“Kevin will help us with his talent and can help us in the things we are getting better at – he can handle the pressure, we know that, but I don’t want to put pressure on Kevin’s shoulders because it’s not fair on him.
“He has a special quality that is difficult to find, and we have known each other a long time – we have players like Erling, Phil, Bobb, Doku an Matheus who love to run in behind and have players find them with passes and Kevin is exceptional at this.
“That’s why first we are pleased he is back after three or four months out with injury and is fresh in his mind and played really good minutes as he showed with the quality of the assist for the fifth goal, so yeah, it’s really good to have him back.”