Kevin De Bruyne has taken his already impressive game to a whole different level for Manchester City this season as Pep Guardiola’s record breaking side ease their way towards the Premier League crown.
The Belgian international has proved himself to be a truly world class operator over the course of this campaign, scoring seven goals and providing a whopping 15 assists.
So impressive has been De Bruyne so far this term, that he has been the favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award since just a few weeks into the season.
The 26-year-old playmaker has revealed that he believes that he fully deserves the prestigious award for his constantly high performance levels.
“Well, if I get it, it would be nice, I think, for the team and for me.” De Bruyne told the Daily Mail.
“In one way I believe I deserve it, because I have been very consistent in my form. I am very happy with myself, I am very pleased with how I have played and I didn’t expect to be this good this season to be honest.”
“There is almost no game where my standard has dropped, so I have been very constant. To maintain the level in the amount of games I have played, the amount of minutes, I am very pleased with that.”
However, despite the Man City star being most peoples the pick for the majority of the season, the amazing goal scoring form of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has lead to many fans changing their minds and now calling for the Egyptian international be crowned POTY.
Although when asked about Salah claims De Bruyne revealed that he does not think the two players should even be compared as they are so different.
“You cannot compare, it is impossible. Everybody has his own opinion. It depends on what people are looking for in a player.” The 26-year-old said.
“Salah has been on a remarkable goalscoring run and he plays very well in an inside forward type of role. This season he has been incredible, so to compare us, I don’t know.
“With the statistics, how are we going to compare ourselves? It’s totally different.
“I played at the weekend like a defensive midfielder, so how you can compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.
“But Salah has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It’s just the way it goes. Luckily I don’t have to make the decision.”
De Bruyne and Salah will come face to face tomorrow night when their sides meet at Anfield in the first leg of their mouthwatering Champions League quarter final.