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Thierry Henry predicts Kevin De Bruyne will finish career in new position

Published: Updated: 13:01, 14 Feb 2024
At the moment, no midfielder compares to Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City's star midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has been suggested to potentially finish his career in a defensive midfield role. This intriguing prediction comes from none other than former Arsenal striker and football legend, Thierry Henry. According to him, the Belgian playmaker possesses the intelligence and skill set required to thrive in this deeper role should he decide to transition towards it later in his career.

Kevin De Bruyne has been making headlines since his remarkable return from injury last month. The talented playmaker marked his comeback with an outstanding performance that saw him come off the bench and contribute both a goal and an assist. This inspired Manchester City to secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Newcastle United in their Premier League match on January 13.

Since then, the 32-year-old hasn't looked back. It wouldn't be far-fetched to say that he is one of the main reasons why Manchester City maintains high hopes of claiming silverware this season.

De Bruyne produced another spectacle against Copenhagen

De Bruyne had another exceptional day at work as Manchester City faced off against Copenhagen during their Champions League Round of 16 tie on Tuesday (February 13). The Belgian international contributed a goal and two assists which led his team to secure a convincing 3-1 win away from home.

What caught many eyes was not just his spectacular show but also how he was dropping deep into midfield positions frequently throughout the game. He connected seamlessly with teammates before launching threatening attacks - showcasing potential for success as a holding midfielder.

Thierry Henry believes Man City star may drop as holding midfielder

After witnessing such performances, Thierry Henry is convinced that Kevin De Bruyne would excel as a holding midfielder if he chooses this path later in his career. His ability to read games combined with technical prowess could make him a formidable force in this new position.

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, said:

“I can see him finishing his career lower, as a holding midfielder. He’s that clever”

Following their recent victory, the Cityzens now have one foot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. They are set to play the second leg of their Round of 16 tie on March 6. With De Bruyne's form and potential versatility, fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike will be eagerly watching how Manchester City's campaign unfolds.

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