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Name Kevin de Bruyne
Gender Male
Ethnic Belgian
Job Belgian Footballer
Desc His legacy will be defined by what comes next, but at his peak, De Bruyne might be the finest midfield seen in the Premier League. After City pounced on the Belgian just a few years after Chelsea’s foolish decision to sell him, De Bruyne’s dynamism has seen him able to influence games no matter the circumstances. Capable of swiping the ball into the top corner from distance, whip the ball around corners for team-mates to chase or simply to establish a pattern of possession, De Bruyne has it all

Affiliation

Org Belgium National Team
Club as Player Manchester City
  Wolfsburg FC
  Chelsea FC
  Werder Bremen [Loan]
  Chelsea FC
  Genk FC

2018 07 09 Retrieve

[One of the keys to Belgium’s players joining Thierry Henry in potentially claiming that rarefied status of being World Cup winners will be the performance of Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne against Les Bleus] Maybe he’s going to sing La Marseillaise, which I would find normal. It could be a little bit difficult but he’s working for Belgium now and he wants us to win. It’s his job, that’s football

2019 01 19 Retrieve

[Kevin de Bruyne on winning] Winning. I can’t stand to lose. Even at home, playing board games with the missus, the son, whatever, I can’t lose against them. It’s just the way I am. It just drives me to keep going and to become probably the best I can be in football

2019 04 06 Retrieve

[Kevin De Bruyne believes the future is bright for England] I told the England guys a week ago that [they] should win the Euros. I think they are favourites, with France. I see the guys already established, and those coming up, so the future looks really good. Will they win it? I don’t know, because only one team can win it, but you have a chance to do well in the next ten years

2019 04 20 Retrieve

[Kevin De Bruyne writes about his relationship with Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling] Truthfully, I don’t have many close friends - inside or outside of football. It takes me a really long time to open up to people. But over time, I got closer to Raheem, because our sons were born around the same time, so they would always play together. I really got to know Raheem, and I recognized what a smart and genuine person he is. He couldn’t be more different from what the tabloids were saying. This is the real truth: Raheem is one of the nicest, most humble guys I’ve met in football

2020 06 10 Retrieve

[Kevin De Bruyne suggested he might be happy to stay at City in the event of a reduction to a one-year ban, although a two-year Champions League absence would force him to consider his options.] I’m just waiting. The club told us they are going to appeal, and they are almost 100 per cent sure they are right. That’s why I’m waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team. Once the decision is made, I will review everything. Two years would be long, but in the case of one year I might see

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Liverpool were better but Man City can still have an unbelievable season] We knew it was impossible [to catch them after lockdown]. You are always disappointed when you don’t win, but I think we are honest enough to say Liverpool were better this year. I think we worked really hard, we played really well but we weren’t good enough and that’s no problem for us to admit. If everything goes to plan for us then I think we still have 13 or 14 games, so we still have a lot to play for and a lot of objectives

In comparison with a lot of other teams we are doing alright. We are still second, so that means after Liverpool we are the second best team. I think we have still got big chances in the FA Cup and Champions League. Imagine if we come out after winning these cups, it will be an unbelievable season. We have got a lot to play for and look forward to it.

[The 28-year-old is in the running for the Player of the Year awards] Two years ago I was second and we won the title 20 points ahead, so I don’t know how people decide. I think I have a chance. It is not me who decides and I think I can make my own analysis of how this season has gone. Whatever you get in the end is nice, but we will see

2020 06 27b Retrieve

[Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City can still have unbelievable season] I think in comparison with a lot of other teams we are doing all right. We are still second, so that means after Liverpool we are the second best team, and I think we have still got big chances in the FA Cup and Champions League. Imagine if we come out after winning these cups, it will be an unbelievable season. We have got a lot to play for and look forward to it. There is no time for us to get down

You are always disappointed when you don’t win, but I think we are honest enough to say Liverpool were better this year. I think we worked really hard, we played really well, but we weren’t good enough and that’s no problem for us to admit. If everything goes to plan for us then I think we still have 13 or 14 games (left), so we still have a lot to play for and a lot of objectives.

[He has also added 11 goals this season and is among the leading contenders for player of the year prizes] I think I have a chance but it is not me who decides and I think I can make my own analysis of how this season has gone. Whatever you get in the end is nice, but we will see

2020 06 28 Retrieve

[De Bruyne has become the designated penalty taker after City experienced a string of spot-kick woes this season] We had a few problems this year and I think the gaffer asked me to step up against Madrid. I’ve scored a couple now. If I’m the taker now I will try. Obviously there will be a day I miss, you have to take your responsibility, it if it’s in it’s good