Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

De Bruyne: City's hostile welcome 'not bad'

De Bruyne: City's hostile welcome 'not bad'

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne has claimed that he only spoke to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho twice during his entire time at Chelsea. He also appears set to smash the record for amount of goals in a Premier League campaign.

De Bruyne, who is in the running for PFA Player of the Year this season, had his first taste of Premier League action with Chelsea in 2012 after arriving from Genk.

Liverpool issued a public apology to City after the unsavoury scenes prior to the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, which Jurgen Klopp's side won 3-0.

That's a classy explanation from de Bruyne as to why he's voted for Salah.

"He is the guy who always runs the most and he is one of the more talented players we have in England in our team". But that's the same for a lot of players. "So for them it's the biggest thing".

"And then at the second meeting I just said: 'for me it's better to go".

And nobody embodies that style of play like De Bruyne and David Silva, City's dual playmakers in center midfield. I think Juergen is a master at buying players he really needs for the way they want to play. [He] came to Chelsea, went to Roma had a good time and he carries on what he did at Roma.

De Bruyne is the favourite at present but Salah's 29 Premier League goals make him a formidable contender.

"Some teams don't do music, but a lot of teams I've played in have played music, and obviously the dressing-rooms are mostly close to each other, but it's not to mock anybody".

A win of any sort for Pep Guardiola's men this evening would guarantee them the Premier League title. "But I thought for me the probability of the type of football that I can play at City will suit me the best". He will be there on Wednesday, although Guardiola said City will be without Sergio Aguero because the striker hasn't recovered from a thigh injury in time.

'I think it shows Salah's and my strength, ' he says.

"For me, he is [in the running for Player of the Year], but obviously in the end when we did the voting we can not choose any City players". He helps us a lot.

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