Who’s going to win the PFA award as the best player in England this season? If you ask Pep, the choice is obvious.
Following Manchester City’s annihilation of Swansea, Pep Guardiola was asked about the Premier League Professional Football Association Player of the Year award and his choice was clear. This is what he had to say (Goal.com):
“I know my opinion about these awards so, if [De Bruyne] doesn’t win, congratulations to the guy who is going to win,” Guardiola told a news conference.”
“But from my point of view, when you are analysing nine months or 10 months, there was no player better than him. In terms of the continuity and playing every three days in all competitions, he was there.”
He continued to add:
“I am sorry, maybe with numbers, there are numbers guys better than him, but no player in this season, with the team who wins [the title] five games before the end. He was the best.”
Mohamed Salah is the heavy favorite to win the award, but it’s hard to argue Pep’s claims. Kevin De Bruyne really did have a fantastic season for the best team in the league. In any other season, he would’ve probably won the award. Unfortunately for him, Salah’s numbers are historical.