Barcelona, Sep 12 (IANS) Belgium forward Kevin De Bruyne lavished praise on his football club Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, saying the high-profile coachs arrival has offered City a “new beginning” and led to their flying start in the English Premier League (EPL).

The Belgium playmaker opened the scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 Manchester derby win over United at Old Trafford, which saw City maintain their perfect start to the EPL campaign, according to a report in goal.com.

De Bruyne, who enjoyed a fine first season at the Etihad Stadium in 2015-16, feels the impact of Guardiola has given his team a lift.

“I think the way we try to play now is very enjoyable, especially for the attacking players, because we try to play nice football, the way we want to play,” he said.

“I think maybe for some guys it’s a new beginning. We have got to go a little bit away from the physical game in the Premier League, because we are not as strong as other teams.

“We know that, so we try to dominate them with the way we want to play.”

De Bruyne has a goal and two assists in the league this season and is enjoying his role under Guardiola.

The 25-year-old urged his team-mates to keep producing, having been impressed by their ability to adapt to the Spanish manager.

“Football isn’t easy. Obviously everybody has his own style and you need to adapt to it, but I think everyone is working really hard – even the guys coming in, they do it perfectly,” De Bruyne said.

“At the moment it is very positive, so we just have to try to keep it in this flow.”

  • SHARE

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Gautam Gambhir, Delhi, Vidarbha, Aditya Sarwate

    Ranji Trophy 2017/18: Delhi Thumps Madhya Pradesh; Vidarbha Crush Kerala in Quarter-final

    On the final day of the quarter-final round of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Delhi clinched the match by seven wickets against Madhya Pradesh after...

    Ronaldinho planning 2018 farewell tour

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11: Ronaldinho is planning a series of testimonial matches with his former clubs before officially announcing his retirement from football. The 37-year-old...

    Freiburg shock Cologne 4-3 in German Bundesliga

    Berlin, Dec 11: Last-placed Cologne squandered a three-goal advantage and lost 4-3 to Freiburg to complete the 15th round of Bundesliga action. Nils Petersen's hat-trick helped...

    Club Bolivar crowned Bolivian football champions

    La Paz, Dec 11: Club Bolivar won Bolivia's Clausura first division title with a 1-1 draw at Nacional Potosi. Marcos Riquelme, on Sunday, opened the scoring...

    Atletico Madrid knocks off Real Betis

    Seville (Spain), Dec 11: Atletico Madrid continued to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona with a 1-0 away win over Real Betis in the...