“Exceptional”, “What a pleasure”, “The best”: the press is ecstatic about the return to form of Kevin De Bruyne!

A word of advice, look no further for Kevin De Bruyne, he’s back! Shy since the start of the season because of repeated physical problems, the Devil scored twice in City’s card against Leeds (7-0). What to excite the press which was unanimous this Wednesday morning. In today’s edition, the Manchester Evening News gave it a score of 9 out of 10: “Two fabulous goals. And half a dozen chances for the others. Anyway, he’s definitely back!”exclaims the local newspaper.

For Eurosport UK, KDB was untenable and also places the Belgian as the man of the match. “The Belgian made a resounding return to the Premier League”, starts the media. “He scored his first goal thanks to his speed and his sense of goal. Before he scored his second goal thanks to his incredible hitting the ball.” Eurosport also specifies that others could have been designated Man of the day. “In fact, several Manchester City players could have been put in the spotlight. Rodri being particularly impressive before being put on rest.”

Does the BBC believe that “Pep Guardiola absolutely needs this De Bruyne.” In an article on its website, the public service media fears for the competition: “If the fact that Manchester City had scored seven goals (in their seventh consecutive Premier League win) wasn’t worrying enough for their title rivals, there was also the return to form of Kevin de Bruyne.”

Since this weekend and the defeat of Chelsea, Manchester City have been a solid leader in the Premier League. Still, De Bruyne has yet to show all he’s capable of. “When he played he was not in his best form, but his sparkling performance on Tuesday was a reminder of how good he is in full possession of his means, and how important he is to the title defense of his team”, he concludes.

“Simply exceptional”

On BT Sports, two consultants were full of praise for the 30-year-old Belgian. On the post-match set, Joleon Lescott, former City defender, said the midfielder’s performance had been “exceptional”. “Since the start of the season he has struggled with the Covid and injuries. But against Leeds he missed absolutely nothing. Everything he touched was magic. And then his finish on his second goal was everything we have seen in the last few years. In the middle he had acres to set up his strike and when you give that much room to a player of his quality … When he puts on such a performance he is just outstanding. . He demonstrated why he is considered one of the best in the world. “

Also present on the set, Owen Hargreaves even dared a flattering comparison. “This strike reminds me of Stevie G (Editor’s note Gerrard), he used to hit hard but with precision. Every time he shoots from there, you want De Bruyne to hit the mark. Everything he did that evening was so efficient. What a pleasure to watch him play! It makes it all look way too easy. “

At the end of the meeting, Pep Guardiola was obviously satisfied. “I am really happy that he is coming back little by little because he had a lot of difficulties at the start of the season”, began the Catalan. “He played important games, not at his best level of form. Then he found a little bit of rhythm and tempo but he had Covid. I hope he can maintain that rhythm longer, because we have absolutely need him. “

In this type of confrontation, it is difficult to do better according to the coach. “Against Wolves, he lacked a bit of rhythm against a team that played very low. But that’s to be expected. In a more open game, Kevin De Bruyne is the best in the world in the transition from the ball.”

As usual, KDB was clear-headed when analyzing its performance. “A lot of things have happened this year, a little out of my control”, he said after the meeting for BT Sport. “The only thing I could do was work hard and get back as fast as possible. I was unlucky because by the time I got back I caught the covid. It’s all behind and me and I’m working hard hard to get back to a good level. “

More than ever, the competition can worry about a return to form of De Bruyne. Because if he scored his third and fourth goal, the playing master of the Citizens has still not offered an assist in PL. This promises before a Boxing Day which promises to be decisive for the title race.

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“Exceptional”, “What a pleasure”, “The best”: the press is ecstatic about the return to form of Kevin De Bruyne!