We wrote in regards to the future Manchester Metropolis star manner again in 2010, earlier than he was top-of-the-line on the earth.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester Metropolis and Belgium
Welcome to our devoted web page to Kevin De Bruyne, top-of-the-line midfielders on the earth. De Bruyne has gone from power to power at Manchester Metropolis, however check out our Expertise Scout report on him again in November 2010.
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Kevin De Bruyne is one in all Belgium’s greatest gamers, however he has usually struggled representing the nationwide crew. He has additionally been vital of the techniques of Roberto Martinez. Regardless of all this, he will likely be important to Belgian probabilities through the World Cup. Regardless of enjoying barely deeper than standard, De Bruyne has helped get Belgium into the quarter-finals the place they face Brazil.
Expertise Scout (November 2010)
Due to his youthful options and spiky blonde hair, he’s a spitting picture of Belgium’s most well-known son Tintin – and just like the cartoon-character sleuth, the 19-year-old Genk attacking midfielder may quickly be the topic of an journey of his personal, with Chelsea and Bayern Munich amongst these on his case.
A part of a formidable new wave of Belgian expertise, De Bruyne solely grew to become a daily starter for Genk within the second half of final season – however what a six-month masterclass it turned out to be because the confident teenager gave a tuneful recital of poise, will to win and creativity.
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Whether or not on the left or by means of the center, his method, explosive vitality – notably when slicing in and letting fly with a strong right-foot shot – and insatiable want to be within the thick of the motion sparked the membership’s domination of the Europa League play-offs.
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Earlier coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck introduced De Bruyne alongside gently, however his successor Franky Vercauteren noticed no want and inside days of being appointed in December final yr put in him in his first XI.
Regardless of being tracked by Europe’s large boys, De Bruyne prolonged his contract till 2015; not that he’s more likely to keep. As his worth rises with every good efficiency this time period, Genk will likely be unable to withstand bids of £10million.
If De Bruyne, who made his nationwide crew debut this season, has a fault it’s his ego.
After “advising” Vercauteren how he needs to be greatest used, his coach slapped him down, saying “Soccer is a crew recreation. I shouldn’t must remind him.”
Will De Bruyne be taught his lesson?
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