Kevin de Bruyne's return: Impressive reactions from football legends

"That man you are back, you are the gem, you are the jewel in the crown,” Ferdinand said

by Sead Dedovic
Kevin de Bruyne's return: Impressive reactions from football legends
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The return of Kevin de Bruyne has delighted football fans around the world. The Belgian has been out of action for a long time, and in Manchester City's games, you could feel how much they lack Kevin's creativity. However, now that he is here, the fans are optimistic that City will be able to persevere to the end and win another title. Already in the match against Newcastle, De Bruyne showed how important he is to his team. Former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand had nothing but words of praise for the Belgian and emphasized how important De Bruyne is to the team. His return caused euphoria and excitement.

“That man you are back, you are the gem, you are the jewel in the crown,” Ferdinand said on TNT Sports, as reported by
“You're back and look at them [City] now, watch momentum kick in. These guys know what to do and when to put the pedal to the floor. Everyone is going to be looking over their shoulders and think: ‘they're coming’ They know how to get the job done. They have the experience, the depth and the quality and the firepower; it’s formidable.”

Rio Ferdinand talked about Kevin De Bruyne's comeback to the Premier League after not playing for five months. Ferdinand pointed out that De Bruyne brings more than just his playing skills to the team. 

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According to Ferdinand, having De Bruyne back sets high standards during training, boosts the confidence of other players, and makes everyone feel more positive. Ferdinand stressed that having such an important player back in the team not only lifts spirits in the dressing room but also influences the entire squad. 

The Belgian is one of the players with the longest tenure in the team, and his return will surely boost the team's morale. Pep Guardiola has already emphasized how important De Bruyne's return to the team will be. Now that he is here, City will aim to continue their great performances and fight for the Premier League title. This season, their main competitor will obviously be Liverpool, possibly Arsenal. Many do not give Aston Villa a chance to fight for the title and believe that it is only a matter of time before they start with slightly worse performances. The Spanish expert doesn't want to think too much about who his main rival is, but is primarily focused on getting his team on the right path. The question is whether Guardiola plans to hire some new names this winter, or whether he still believes that this team is capable of achieving success like last season.

Ferdinand specifically mentioned how De Bruyne made a quick impact in the match, scoring a beautiful goal in just four minutes and providing an impressive assist. Overall, Ferdinand was highlighting how De Bruyne's return positively affects the team's mood and performance on the field. 

The Belgian is known for his creativity and is certainly the best midfielder in the world. City's strikers can be happy, given that such a player is with them in the team, and that he can send them balls.

Joleon Lescott reacts to De Bruyne's return

Former Manchester City player Joleon Lescott shared his thoughts on the recent game and the celebrations afterward, suggesting that this win could be really important for the season.  As has already been said several times, the return of De Bruyne could be crucial in the campaign to win the Premier League. As a former player of this team, Lescott is well aware of how important players like De Bruyne are for the team.

Lescott noticed that Pep Guardiola, the City manager, was unusually excited after the game; something usually reserved for big occasions like cup finals or the last game of the season. According to Lescott, Guardiola isn't just recognizing the team's skill but also the strong character within the squad. The Spanish expert needs players like De Bruyne, who can make a difference in the dressing room with their leadership skills.

Before the game, Lescott and others were talking about the impact of key players like Kevin De Bruyne. They highlighted how great players can make a big difference in crucial moments. Lescott specifically pointed out De Bruyne, who came off the bench and played a key role in securing the win.

It will be interesting to follow the performances of Manchester City in the future and see how much this team can do. Although some experts believe that this City team does not have the same motivation as the previous season, their performances show that there is an obvious desire for success. It will be difficult to repeat last season, but not impossible.

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