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Man City manager Guardiola praises trophy hungry De Bruyne

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for his star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, after the Belgian made a late recovery to start in the win against Watford at the Etihad.

De Bruyne suffered a nasty injury in the previous game against Crystal Palace after a wild tackle from Jason Puncheon.

But the Belgian midfielder played through the pain to help his side, and the manager believes it is due to the player's determination to win trophies for the club.

"Kevin has an inflammation and we said maybe you stay back and don't play but he said he wanted to play," said Guardiola.

"He had a bit of pain but he wanted to play. It showed me a lot. He wants to win the Premier League. We want to follow him in this behaviour."

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