Sport Major player of the Red Devils since his debut in the selection in 2010, Kevin De Bruyne does not intend to stop the selection now. Coach Domenico Tedesco even made him his new captain.
Despite the Belgian team’s fiasco at the last World Cup in Qatar, Kevin De Bruyne (31) chose to continue playing with his national team. Unlike his teammate Eden Hazard (32 years old – 126 caps – 52 goals) who announced his international retirement after the competition, the attacking midfielder of Manchester City believes that he still has a lot to bring to the team and that he wants leave a positive mark before withdrawing.
“I didn’t think about stopping with the national team. No way. But, it is true that I am almost 32 years old. It’s a bit different, but I think I can still give something and I want to leave the team in a good time. As well as helping young people so that they can be there at all times. I feel good, maybe in two years I’ll quit, but I don’t really think about it and it’s hard to say right now.”said De Bruyne in an interview with RTL Sport.
It’s clear that De Bruyne, who already has 97 caps and 25 goals for Belgium, is a key player for the national team. He is considered one of the best midfielders in the world and his absence would have been hard to fill. Besides, De Bruyne also wants to help the young players in the team to integrate and develop, which is also very important for the sustainability of the team. As a testament to coach Domenico Tedesco’s confidence in De Bruyne, the player was also named team captain.
🔴 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗘𝗟! Kevin De Bruyne recovers Eden Hazard’s captain’s armband! 🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/jaD8jVc2bX
— BeFootball (@_BeFootball) March 21, 2023