Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserved to be named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year ahead of Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah.
Salah was named player of the year on Sunday despite the fact De Bruyne has been a beacon in City’s imperious run to the Premier League title.
Guardiola felt his playmaker was hard done by not to win, that is according to Manchester evening News.
“I know my opinion about these awards. From my point of view when you are analysing the nine or 10 months, there was no player better than him, in terms of the continuity, in terms of being there every three days of all competitions.
“I am sorry. Maybe in numbers there are guys better than him, but no (there is no better) player in this season. For me he was the best, but it is my opinion, but the opinions of the players could be different.”
De Bruyne has scored seven goals and racked up 15 assists in the league as Guardiola’s City moved to new heights this term.
Salah has netted 41 goals in all competitions this term and bagged his 31st in the league this term at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, tying him for the most goals ever scored by a player in a single 38-game Premier League season.
Figures like David Silva, Raheem Sterling and PFA Young Player of the Year winner, Leroy Sane, were all crucial to building City’s domineering attack.