Guardiola comments on De Bruyne’s missile goal and Mahrez’s missed opportunity

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described Kevin De Bruyne’s goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Brighton as very special, but indicated that the Belgian international could do better too. And thanks to Erling Haaland’s Norwegian brace, City was in 2-0 lead, but Leandro Trossard narrowed the difference for the visitors, and then De Bruyne sealed the win with a superb goal with a nice long shot area. It was the second goal in De Bruyne championship in this season, as well as creating nine scoring chances. But coach Guardiola confirmed that De Bruyne, 31, can do more. “Kevin can do better,” the veteran Spanish coach told reporters. He isn’t doing the best of him yet. He scored a great goal but he didn’t give his best performance and he knows it ”. Guardiola indicated that De Bruyne’s goal saved his team from anxiety before the match was over as the visitors tried to equalize. The coach added: “The goal is special, thanks to him we have not suffered in the last 15-20 minutes when the game became more open. Brighton is doing an exceptional job. “He continued:” The players felt the difficulty of the situation in the second half. The turning point was in the second half when Riyad Mahrez had a chance and usually doesn’t miss chances, but this time it’s happened because it’s football. One minute later, a goal went into our goal. In this situation the situation is difficult against a strong team. At the moment the opposing team was better and Kevin did a great job and then we won the game City take second place among English Premier League teams with 26 points in 11 games, one point behind leaders Arsenal, who played 10 games.