CHRIS SUTTON: Any striker would DREAM of playing with Kevin De Bruyne

CHRIS SUTTON: Kevin De Bruyne’s defence-splitting pass for Manchester City against Leicester was sublime – any striker would DREAM of playing in front of him… maybe even Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland

  • Kevin De Bruyne played a sublime pass in Manchester City’s win over Leicester 
  • Any striker would love to play in front of someone who can pass like the Belgian
  • As long as you stay onside, De Bruyne will find a way to thread the ball through 
  • Even Erling Haaland, who plays City this week, would love to play alongside him 

If Manchester City are having a hard time convincing Erling Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola that they are the right club for the striker, show them this pass by Kevin De Bruyne. 

Tell the Borussia Dortmund star to picture himself getting on the end of these defence-splitting through-balls.

My word, I’d have loved to have someone like that operating behind me in my playing days. Every striker would. 

Kevin De Bruyne’s (centre) beautifully precise pass perfectly splits the Leicester City defence

Foxes defenders Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana (both centre) both slide but missed the ball

As long as you time your run to stay onside, De Bruyne will thread the ball through to you, no problem. 

There is something so satisfying about the way you see Jonny Evans slide in and miss getting something on the ball by a matter of millimetres. Then Wesley Fofana slides and misses it, too.

There aren’t many players out there who could leave two opponents on their backsides with a single pass — but De Bruyne can. 

It’s nowhere near as easy as playing FIFA and pressing the triangle on your PlayStation controller.

De Bruyne certainly makes it seem that way, though, doesn’t he?

Not many players leave two opponents on their backsides with a single pass like De Bruyne

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