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English tactics still surprise Pep, says De Bruyne

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,769

Pin De Bruyne (L) says that Guardiola (R) gets surprised by English teams' tactics. AFP
De Bruyne (L) says that Guardiola (R) gets surprised by English teams' tactics. AFP

English tactics still surprise Pep, says De Bruyne

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,769

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says that manager Pep Guardiola still gets surprised by the direct nature of English football.

The Belgium international says that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager still gets baffled at how certain English teams play long ball football.

"What surprises Pep the most is that a lot of teams still play long ball," he told 'Sport/Foot' magazine.

"He sometimes thinks that they'll play along the ground because they do it against other teams, but not against us. 

"I feel like he must sometimes tell himself that it's stupid.

"He spends so much time and puts so much energy in trying to find gaps to eventually tell us the team are going to play long ball. He must ask himself why he bothers at times".

Pep Guardiola will take his Manchester City side across the Pennines on Boxing Day as the Citizens take on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

 

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