Kevin De Bruyne coy on Belgium future as 31-year-old reveals Qatar World Cup could be his LAST before international retirement… with Man City star refusing to ‘stress’ over expectations on country’s golden generation
- Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has questioned his international future
- The 31-year-old Belgian explained that the Qatar World Cup could be his last
- November’s winter tournament is De Bruyne’s third World Cup of his career
- De Bruyne will attempt to help lead Belgium’s fading ‘golden generation’ to glory
Kevin De Bruyne admits next month’s World Cup could be his last and he wants his kids to see him perform on the biggest stage.
The Belgium international remains relaxed ahead of the start of the tournament next month after scoring the winner in Manchester City’s 1-0 victory at Leicester on Saturday.
De Bruyne’s family will travel to Qatar for Belgium’s Group F games against Canada, Morocco and Croatia.
Kevin de Bruyne has admitted that November’s Qatar World Cup could be his last with Belgium
The Belgium playmaker revealed he ‘doesn’t know’ if he will play in another major tournament
The 31-year-old played for Belgium when they finished third in Russia four years ago and reached the quarter-finals in Brazil in 2014 but knows this is likely to be his last chance with his national team.
He said: ‘My family are going over for the group stages. I am obviously 31 and I don’t know what will happen in four years. This is the first time my kids can come to the World Cup.
The Man City star will be hoping to lift a first international trophy in Qatar
‘That is why they are coming. It will be special, an event I don’t want them to miss. They are six, four and two.
‘The eldest two of them follow the football a bit but the daughter, not really, but she can go and enjoy the sun and play in the pool.
‘I am excited. It will be the third one and it is always special. These events are great as everyone is watching it. It is big but there is no point to stress about it.
‘It is my third time, I understand what is coming and I cannot speak for someone else who will be there for the first time.
‘It is unknown (the timing). There is no point worrying about it or thinking about it. You take it as it comes and try and play as well as possible.
‘We are not talking about it with team-mates. The schedule is too hectic. We had two away games quickly after each other.’
De Bruyne is one of the remaining members of Belgium’s fading ‘golden generation’ of stars
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