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About SykikJV

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  1. Kevin de Bruyne

    Are you sure of those numbers?
  2. Kevin de Bruyne

    The Wolfsburg manager NEVER said that about De Bruyne.
  3. Kevin de Bruyne

    De Bruyne lazy... Question his defensive ability and risk-taking for all I care, but calling him lazy couldn't be more wrong. Wolfsburg and City-fans would say you're delusional. In his second game for Chelsea, he played a bad game at Man Utd, like most Chelsea-players did in that game. De Bruyne was the only player that got punished for it by Mourinho and he didn't respond in the way Mourinho would have liked. Knowing De Bruyne I can imagine he wasn't training in the most positive way at that time. So I won't say that De Bruyne leaving Chelsea was just Mourinho's fault. But, and it's a big but for someone who considers himself to be a special manager, as a manager at that level, you should see which players can offer something special to your team and you should try/do everything to bring the best out of those players. Not every player responds in the same way when being publically slated by their manager while being ignored by that same manager. Mourinho should have seen that De Bruyne is a better player than Schurlle and that he can offer something different than Willian or Oscar. I'm quite sure that the price tag of the players involved plays a part in those decisions, while it shouldn't. Mourinho should have given De Bruyne a bit more confidence, especially when it was only his first few months in the Premier League and at a top level team. In my opinion, that's everything there's to it. Mourinho treated De Bruyne in a certain way and De bruyne didn't respond in the way Mourinho would have liked. Mourinho made a mistake imo to leave it at that, he should have done more as he should have seen De Bruyne's potential and special talent. Maybe he'll take that with him and do things a little bit different in the future. But then again, it's Mourinho...
  4. Kevin de Bruyne

    Had a bad start of the second half, like the rest of the team. But he crossed the ball for Mertens' gigantic miss in the first half, assisted Mertens for the first goal, scored the second goal and hit the post in the dying minutes. Not bad for his worst game.
  5. Kevin de Bruyne

    And pre-assist for the second goal. Much better playing on the left then on the right.
  6. Kevin de Bruyne

    You're talking about defensive ability, Kellzfresh was talking about workrate. Imo the distance a player covered in a game is a pretty good criteria for a player's workrate. Still, KDB isn't the same player as he was 2 years ago. When he was at Chelsea he was young and still adapting to the PL. At the moment I wouldn't say he's more of a defensive liability then other attacking midfielders in the PL. His tactical awareness is pretty good, offensive and defensive. His biggest defensive flaw is that sometimes he takes risks in positions he shoudn't, as demonstrated against Tottenham. But other then that, his workrate is top noch and he's won quite a few balls at City. He'll never be a defensive genius, but that's not necessary in his position. I've just got the feeling that some people here keep the "workrate and defensive liability"-story alive, only to justify Mourinho's decision of letting him go. Watch some more games of KDB at City and the Belgian NT and you'll see that most of the time he's one the hardest working players on the pitch.
  7. Kevin de Bruyne

    You can say this a thousand times more, doesn't make it anymore true. In any of his City games, KDB was one the players with the highest workrate and distance run. In the West Ham-game he ran the most miles of every players, including the opposition players. City-fans are impressed with his workrate, especially when playing as a number 10. You can't fault KDB for workrate.
  8. Kevin de Bruyne

    Looking at his workrate and team-play today, your comments are ridiculous. Don't think there's one City fan today who's thinking KDB puts himself above the team.
  9. Thibaut Courtois

    Reports in Belgium that he injured his knee in training. Chelsea will try to have him ready for Everton, but also fear he'll miss a couple of games.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    She's not even the first physio to run on to the pitch? Why isn't the other physio getting the same treatment?
  11. Thibaut Courtois

    Was a guest in a TV-show in Belgium yesterday evening. The entire show was build around Courtois. Hasn't heard anything from Real Madrid, just speculation from the media. Rates his own value around 50 million euro's when asked about the 100 million in the media. Said he'll stay at Chelsea.
  12. Thibaut Courtois

    His debut in 2009, six years ago :
  13. Kevin de Bruyne

    Why would you compare KDB to Cabaye? Very different players and positions.
  14. Kevin de Bruyne

    Not every Belgian speaks French. De Bruyne is from Gent where Flemish is the language.