Jérémy Doku was all smiles as he spoke to the media ahead of Belgium’s clash with Austria. The former Anderlecht winger was asked about how he was finding playing in England and under Pep Guardiola. As reported by HLN, Doku said ‘I’m really enjoying it. I’m feeling good’. When asked about playing under legendary Spanish head coach Guardiola, Doku revealed how he feels that his game is fully understood by his new manager. The winger said ‘Everyone knows I’m at my strongest one-on-one. Pep Guardiola helps me to know how to create those one-on-one situations. However, it is all about small details: taking the right position, knowing when to go’.
After the retirement of Eden Hazard during the week, there has been talk as to whether or not Doku could be his replacement in terms of bringing goals and creativity to the side. The 21-year-old has played 16 games for the Red Devils, scoring twice. Doku broke through as a teenager at Anderlecht, making 37 appearances and scoring six goals between 2018 and 2020. This earned him a move to Rennes in October 2020, where he played 92 games and scored 12 goals.
So far this season, the winger has scored two goals in seven appearances for the Citizens. Under Guardiola Doku has started four Premier League games.