The worst thing about Kevin De Bruyne is that he looks like Timon from The Lion King. It’s hard to ignore. Every time the camera pans to his face, he looks like a meerkat in fear of being eaten by a starving lioness because the rule of King Scar has ruined the food supply of the pride lands.
Beyond his looks, De Bruyne is a soccer genius. He’s one of the best at getting the ball through a defense and to the feet of his forwards so they can score. He also good at scoring himself, because he can hit the ball better with both feet from outside the box than most strikers can inside of it. But his assists and pre-assists are some of the most wonderful things about the Premier League right now.
De Bruyne showed all of his brilliance against Stoke City last weekend. The guy who looks like Scotty Smalls had a hand in four of Manchester City’s seven goals. All of his passes leading up to the goals were great, but three were truly exceptional.
The first one was a pass to Leroy Sane for Raheem Sterling’s goal. De Bruyne was at the top of the left side of the box, facing Sterling who was in the middle, with David Silva and Gabriel Jesus beneath him. Sterling thought he was going to get the ball…Read More