Kevin De Bruyne - 2017/18 performances

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  1. Tugay One Cup

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    Ai Weiwei to the dangerzone
    Honestly, he's incredible to watch. Not only does he seem to have a bird's eye view of the pitch but he ends up playing the opposition just as much as the ball. He does these little micro movements to fool defenders into thinking they've either got more time on the ball or that he's not spotted a pass to a teammate and then changes at the last second. That bit of skill at the beginning of the clip really encapsulates that but it's also a huge part of his defensive game for us. Navas used to be really good at it as well, showing the defender a direction or a space for just enough time to influence their next touch and then pouncing to dispossess. Such an intelligent player.
     
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    Roberto Martinez on Kevin De Bruyne's role: "His role in our team has been underrated. Maybe because at club level he’s always at the end of an assist or at the end of a goal and then it’s easy to bring a highlight out of Kevin De Bruyne."

    Noticeable that so many of our players at the World Cup are being played indifferent positions to the ones they play for City - as well as KdB, Sterling, Walker, Bernardo Silva, Jesus, - probably the result of Pep wanting adaptable team players - and so for their countries they end up in the place where the nation is short, because they can do a shift - often at the expense of their own reputation - but for the benefit of the team.
     
  4. FlemishDuck

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    Its rather normal. Within a normal team the difference in quality is not always that big, but if a small country has a few star players and there is a fair difference with the rest then it becomes more interresting to pull them more central in the formation if they are typicly on the wing for example.

    Like say Sterling would be a player from Malta. Obviously he would be a far better player than the rest and for that team Sterling would likely be placed as a roaming playmaker in the center. Not because he is and ideal playmaker or central midfielder, but simply because they would not have a comparable player at practicly any role to him and much for them would depend on engaging Sterlign as much in their game as possible.
     
  5. FantasyIreland

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    By the power of Grayskull......
    Some may say Modric,some may have other idea's.......but for me,our Kev is the beest,most complete,midfielder in the world.

    He is our Captain in waiting and he should be Captain of that National team.

    He's fucking mustard and he's priceless!
     
  6. John Oliver

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    Kevin is a wonderful player, maybe so good that managers are reluctant to take him off even when he’s knackered. I hope Pep can find a way to keep his batteries charged.
     
  7. FantasyIreland

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    No worries there,the man's a machine,he doesn't do second best.I love his attitude,no edge,no ego just pure graft and a will to win.
     
  8. John Oliver

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    I hope you’re right, at times in the second half Kevin looked very tired to me.
     
  9. Withnail

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    Good to see Kev further forward tonight and he had more of an impact on the game. Think Martinez will continue playing him in this more offensive role after today.
     
  10. ChicagoBlue

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    It will be interesting to see how much rest he gets, and how much he is missed, at the beginning of the new season, because it is clear he isn’t going on his hols for a little while longer.

    While we see him as a machine, he is, ultimately, human, and he needs his rest and recovery as much as the next man.
     
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