De Bruyne details how Man City transfer transformed him into "complete player"

Kevin De Bruyne believes he has become “the most complete player” since joining Manchester City.

Midfield playmaker De Bruyne has developed into one of the world's best players since his £54million switch from Wolfsburg in 2015.

De Bruyne scored nine goals and produced 20 assists in all competitions this season before the campaign was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 28-year-old, who has become a target for Europe's top clubs, including Real Madrid, reckons he has reached his peak since joining City.

“It's difficult to comment on form, but I'm the most complete player now," said De Bruyne.

"In every aspect of the game now I feel really comfortable. At Wolfsburg, I did incredibly well, but I was more up and down.

“But the past three seasons, maybe a little less last season, I'm happy as I'm playing at a constant level.

"From the first game against West Ham to the last against Real Madrid, I've played really well. That makes it satisfying that I can be consistently good at a good enough level to perform."

On top of his impressive goals and assists stats, De Bruyne also tops the Premier League charts for successful passes in the final third, as well as successful crosses and corners.

Asked how he felt at being regarded as one of the world's best players, De Bruyne said: "It fills me with pride.

"As a footballer, you're on a long journey. At the start, you just want to be a player – it's impossible to think you'll become one of the best in the world.

“The main thing for me is winning, but when that goes on you want to evolve as a player and get higher.

"I've never modelled my game on anyone. There's lots of players I admire, who I like to watch, but I like to be unique. I think my style is quite unique.

“As a midfield player, you have to be complete. The game has evolved so much that you have to work so hard to be able to do everything – in attack and defence."

De Bruyne, speaking to The Football Show, admitted he is missing football but said his family – he has two young boys – are keeping him busy.

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