Manchester City and Belgium’s superstar Kevin De Bruyne have admitted that the upcoming FIFA World Cup could be his last.
De Bruyne, 31, will be competing in his third World Cup. He reached the semi-finals in 2018 with Belgium before being defeated by eventual winners France. De Bruyne is widely regarded as one of the top players on the planet. However, he knows that the odds are against him.
Belgium are the favourites to win the tournament. De Bruyne, who has scored three goals and provided nine assists in 12 Premier League games, is in hot form leading up to the competition. The midfielder is aware, however, that the FIFA World Cup in Qatar could be his last.
My family are going over for the group stages. I am obviously 31 and I don’t know what will happen in four years. This is the first time my kids can come to the World Cup.
“That is why they are coming. It will be special, an event I don’t want them to miss. They are six, four and two. The eldest two of them follow the football a bit but the daughter, not really, but she can go and enjoy the sun and play in the pool.”
“I am excited. It will be the third one and it is always special. These events are great as everyone is watching it. It is big but there is no point to stress about it. It is my third time, I understand what is coming and I cannot speak for someone else who will be there for the first time.
Kevin De Bruyne laughs at criticism from Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager
Guardiola said that he believes De Bruyne can play better after his 1-0 win over Leicester City.
De Bruyne replied to the comments shortly thereafter, as he stated (as per The Manchester Evening News).
“I am fairly happy with the way I play. Can you do better? Yes, of course. But I do not take it too much as criticism. You just want to be the best version of yourself you can be. I still feel confident in what I am doing.
“We had a brief conversation but not a big one. Just the usual stuff.”