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Guardiola delighted by unique qualities of Bernardo and De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola has lauded the unique attributes Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne bring to City.

With the duo both in sparkling form heading into our Premier League clash with West Ham, the City boss will have yet more selection headaches. 

But Guardiola was quick to add that both bring different abilities to the table, which in turn contribute to the team’s success.

He said: “Kevin gives us something that Bernardo cannot give us and Bernardo gives us something Kevin cannot give us.

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“Sometimes you need more passes and Bernardo has the quality when you receive the ball with opponents behind him, to keep the ball, make three or four touches and give it.

“Kevin is a different player. He is more of a free mind, an explosion, and we need [that].

"He sees things others cannot see and he provides the people up front with passes the other ones cannot see.

“Both play for the benefit of the team, that’s why they are so stable. It is so good for me, this competition between themselves and how good they play."

Hear Pep Guardiola in full, including his thoughts on Joao Cancelo and opposing manager David Moyes, by watching the video above.

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