Kevin De Bruyne’s father has revealed to talkSPORT his son ‘LOVES Manchester City’ and has a burning ambition to keep winning until the very end of his career.
De Bruyne Jr is arguably the best player in the Premier League but, while your opinion on that may differ, there is no doubt he is one of the world’s top midfielders.
The 28-year-old Belgian is simply unplayable on his day and lit up the pitch for the Premier League champions in their last two games.
It has not been a faultless campaign for City, though.
With leaders Liverpool 11 points ahead in the table, it currently appears City – who have already lost four games, the same number they suffered all of last term – have blown their chance to make it three title wins in a row.
And City’s recent success has not stopped their key stars from being linked with moves away, with Raheem Sterling tipped for a big move to Spain and Real Madrid and Barcelona linked with an interest in De Bruyne in the past.
There has even been wild transfer gossip linking the Belgian with a move to Liverpool, after he was pictured chatting with Jurgen Klopp following the Reds’ 3-1 win over City back in November.
But Herwig De Bruyne has suggested his son has no plans to leave the Etihad Stadium any time soon.
“He loves it,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White.
“Everything about it, where he lives, the club, the city – he loves Manchester City.
“It’s incredible that your son can realise his dream from when he was young and that he can make it, especially in England and in a competition that he loves.
“Off the pitch he is always the quiet one in the back of the group, but Kevin on the pitch is at the front of the group and everything is about football.
“We always knew he would play professionally, but we were never sure he was going so high.”
The win over rivals Leicester kept Man City’s dreams of defending their title alive, and if they have any chance of reducing Liverpool’s 11-point lead, De Bruyne is sure to have a big say.
Of course, the Premier League is not the only trophy on the radar for City this season and not the only one they will try to defend, either, with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup holders still in both competitions.
Pep Guardiola is also aiming to guide the club to their first ever Champions League crown this term, having stormed to the last-16 by winning their group with an unbeaten record.
And De Bruyne Snr says his son is a steely determination to keep adding trophies to his personal haul.
“For him, it is never good enough,” he added.
“He always wants to do better, he will always want to do more and more until he has at the end of his career.”