Manchester City titles can help Kevin de Bruyne win Ballon d’Or, says Pep Guardiola
Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will likely be a critical Ballon d’Or contender if he wins main titles with the Premier League membership, in accordance with his supervisor Pep Guardiola. De Bruyne has been very important to City’s dominance this marketing campaign with the 26-year-old notching a league-high 14 assists together with three in Saturday’s 5-1 rout of Leicester City.
“No doubt,” Guardiola informed reporters when requested if the Belgian might win the celebrated particular person award. “He will not be (simply doing it in) one sport. It’s the entire season, each three days taking part in that method.
“But he is aware of and everybody is aware of, to be there it’s a must to win titles – and titles and titles, particularly one. But the way in which he’s performed it’s troublesome to seek out one (higher) in Europe.”
De Bruyne has scored 11 objectives and supplied 18 assists throughout all competitions for City this season, serving to them set up a 16-point lead atop the league desk, however the midfielder will not be targeted on particular person honours.
“To be fair, when I am busy playing football I don’t care (about that),” De Bruyne stated. “I do everything to win titles with the team. What happens after is an extra. I am very pleased with the way everything is going for me. I am playing this way because the team is playing this way… At the end, if you get an individual honour, it is beautiful.”
City stay in competition to win the quadruple as they put together for Tuesday’s match in opposition to Basel within the Champions League knockout phases adopted by an FA Cup fifth-round conflict in opposition to Wigan Athletic and the League Cup closing in opposition to Arsenal.