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Why were De Bruyne and Haaland subbed off against Real? Pep explains…




During Manchester City’s recent match against Real Madrid, manager Pep Guardiola made notable substitutions, withdrawing Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne from the game.

These tactical changes raised eyebrows among fans and pundits alike, prompting speculation about the reasons behind these decisions. Guardiola’s post-match explanation has provided valuable insight into the thinking behind these substitutions.

By elaborating on the factors influencing his choices, Guardiola has offered fans a deeper understanding of the team’s strategy and the condition of key players.


Such clarity from the manager is essential for fans and analysts to grasp the nuances of City’s performance and tactical adjustments during crucial encounters.

Guardiola’s remarks serve to contextualize the substitutions within the broader context of the match and shed light on the team’s approach against a formidable opponent like Real Madrid.

As City continues its campaign, Guardiola’s explanations will continue to be scrutinized as fans seek to decipher the manager’s thinking and its impact on the team’s fortunes.

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