Belgian midfielder has been on a roll since the World Cup and he produced something sublime in the Spanish capital
Shortly after the post‑World Cup resumption Pep Guardiola made some comments about Kevin De Bruyne; sighing a little, looking sad, bemoaning by sly implication the physical state of his champion midfielder.
As motivational obiter dicta go it was brutally effective. The Belgian has been sublime on the current winning run. This has been late imperial De Bruyne, a resurgent wave, buried a little behind the cold, hard numbers of Erling Haaland playing (and this is no coincidence) just ahead of him.
Written by Barney Ronay at the Santiago Bernabéu
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2023/may/09/de-bruyne-brilliance-shifts-narrative-pressure-in-manchester-citys-favour under the title “De Bruyne finds key as Real Madrid are locked down in their super-prison | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.