Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserves Becoming a Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year ahead of Liverpooler As Mohamed Salah.
Salah was named Player of the Year on Sunday, despite De Bruyne in City's masterful run for the Premier League title played a key role Guardiola felt that his playmaker har t was not worked to win, according to James Robson of the Manchester Evening News :
"I know my opinion about these awards. In my view, if you analyze the nine or ten months, there was no better player than him in terms of continuity since all three competitions were there every three days.
"I'm sorry, maybe in numbers, better people than him, but not a (better) player this season, for me he was the best, but it's my opinion, but the Opinions of players could be different. "
De Bruyne scored seven goals and fetched 15 assists in the league as Guardiola's City switched to new At that time, football writer Daniel Storey voted Sky Blues Star to Become Player of the Year:
Daniel Storey @ danielstorey85
Mohamed Salah may become PFA Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne is the best all-round player in the Premier League, but for me that's not so close.
Guardiola added, "I would like to feel he deserves it, but in the end, in summertime, he will be home and champion."
De Bruyne, 26 , also because of the many ways in which he helps the city, found favor – not exclusively in attack – as illustrated by Squawka:
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Kevi n Bruyne for Man City in the Premier League this season:
Most opportunities created (104)
Most tackles won (59)
Most templates (15)
Most goals from outside the box (5)
The complete midfielder. S https://t.co/zcc2u7yneP
Salah scored 41 goals in all competitions this season and finished 31st in the league this season at West Bromwich Albion tying him the most Goals scored by a player in a single 38-game Premier League season.
Numbers like David Silva, Raheem Sterling and PFA, the young player of the year, Leroy Sane, were crucial to building the city's domineering attack no question for Robson, for whom the star in this harvest is:
James Robson @ JamesRobsonMEN
Salah is spectacular. Can not argue with his award.
But De Bruyne was by far the best player in the country's best team by far.
The fact that he sells in a troupe of such incredible players speaks volumes.
Of course, Guardiola has a bias, although many think that Citys class compared to the rest of the league Manchester United 16 points behind them in second place mean that the player of the year from their Rows should come.
As with the balloon d & # 39; Or, there is no reason to suppose that the most successful team has to accommodate the best single player to argue that De Bruyne was just that.