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Kevin De Bruyne: “Sometimes I have to sacrifice myself and my body to help the team in a bad moment and that’s fine.”

Belgian ready for season debut.

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Kevin De Bruyne is motivated and ready to return. The Belgian spoke about his commitment and penchant to work incredibly hard as he nears his return to the p[itch.

Let’s dive in-

“I think people know what I can do with the ball passing and creativity wise but, in my mindset, if I have a bad game I’ll still run the most and press the other team.

“It sets an example for everybody else. Especially being older now and more of a leader and people looking up to me now more than before, it says: ‘if you do it, then I have to do it’. This is the way it goes in a team.

“You know sometimes you get a small injury, but I know when I get one it’s mostly out of fatigue of playing a lot of games in a row and the amount of running and pressing that I do and the high intensity.

“That happens sometimes. Sometimes I have to sacrifice myself and my body to help the team in a bad moment and that’s fine.”

“When Pep came in, he gave me the confidence to say ‘you can be one of the best in the world’,” he reflected.

“He gave me the confidence so in my mind it was something I had to show that trust in me, show the team.

“From then, I feel like I progressed as a player, as a person as a leader for this club. And I think now I try to be as complete as I can on and off the pitch.”

What a player and professional. Says all the right things and seems ready for a great season.

Best of luck!