Marcelo Bielsa described 7-0 defeat to Man City worst in his four years at Leeds United, Have you seen Kevin De Bruyne’s thunderbolt?


    The manager of Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa has described his team’s 7-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Tuesday, December 14, as the team’s worst performance in his four years reign at the club.

    Manchester City scored three goals in the first half of the match thanks to Phil Foden’s 8th-minute strike, Jack Grealish’s 13th-minute strike, and Kevin De Bruyne’s 32nd-minute strike.

    The Premier League table leaders completed their onslaught of Leeds United in the second half with Ryan Mahrez’s 49th-minute goal, De Bruyne’s 62nd-minute goal, John Stones’ 74th-minute strike, and Nathaniel Ake’s 78th-minute strike.

    After the 7-0 demolition of Leeds United, coach Marcelo Bielsa who has been in charge of Leeds United since 2018 said his team was not able to react to everything Manchester City attempted during the game.

    According to the 66-year-old Argentine coach, Manchester City did not play so well, adding that the poor performance of his team was more obvious than how well the league table leaders played.

    The coach said: “This is the worst performance in the four years. At no moment were we able to balance the game. The sensation we gave off was that anything they attempted we couldn’t prevent.

    “It’s not that City played very well – it’s a lot more noticeable how badly we played than how well City played. City play like this all the time, or similar to it, but we have never played so badly in these four years.

    “It was not good enough. There is nothing positive to take away from our performance. I can’t find anything that can be of value.

    “There is no justification I can offer, the game was exactly how we thought it was going to be. We prepared ourselves to avoid everything that happened and we didn’t manage to get anything.”

    The humiliating 7-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City has dragged Leeds United to the 16th spot on the league table with 16 points in 17 games. While Manchester City remain the leader of the league with 41 points in 16 games.

    Have you seen Kevin De Bruyne’s thunderbolt against the men of Marcelo Bielsa?

    Kevin De Bruyne celebrates his second goal in the match against Leeds United on Tuesday.

    Kevin De Bruyne returned to mid-week action against Leeds United on Tuesday after battling with injury problems and coronavirus infection.

    He contributed heavily to the 7-0 defeat Marcelo Bielsa and his boys suffered at the City of Manchester Stadium.

    The Belgian midfielder scored in the 32nd minute but the goal the world might not stop talking about for a long time was his second goal which he scored in the 62nd minute.

    He released a 25-yard shot after receiving a pass from Gundogan. The shot was so fast and unexpected that Leeds United’s goalkeeper, Meslier stood no chance.

    After the match, De Bruyne’s coach, Pep Guardiola, described the Belgian midfielder as the best when it comes to playing an open game like the game against Leeds United.

    “In these types of games, that are a bit more open and they put a lot of players in front, Kevin is the best”, Guardiola said.

    “We are really pleased he is coming back because we need him. He struggled at the start of the season but hopefully, now he can maintain this rhythm longer.”

    Watch Kevin De Bruyne’s thunderbolt below:


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