Kevin De Bruyne has stated that he wants to play in central midfield rather than out wide or as a false nine after scoring four goals in City’s 5 – 1 win away at Wolves.
KDB was on fire in Manchester City’s annihilation of Wolves, registering three goals in the first 24 minutes. The Belgian then went on to add another in the second half, and could have had a fifth as he struck the post late in the game.
Speaking after the match, Kevin De Bruyne hailed his team mates and put his four-goal performance down to ‘not hesitating’, and finally discussed the position he’s most comfortable playing.
“It’s pretty nice! When you score four it’s always special, it should have been five,” he said.
“We played well, except a couple of counters in first half, we controlled it. we could have scored more. To do that against Wolves who are defensively sound is impressive. Our front four were able to find the right moments to go deep or commit. When Bernardo tucked in, I went deep. Phil and Raz have such good movement in behind, it worked really well.
“When you get the opportunity, don’t hesitate [to shoot]. My right foot is stronger but I’m not afraid to shoot with the left. If it doesn’t go in it creates a problem for the opposition. It’s a combination of either/or.”
“When we play in a midfield three it’s between number eight or number ten, central I’m the best. I make more movements outside. When I go inside to outside I’m stronger. That’s probably my best position, but playing my career in different positions I’ve learned to understand what my teammates want.”