Sunday 20 January 2019

'I voted for Salah because he deserves it' - Kevin De Bruyne reveals his Player of the Year award choice

Kevin de Bruyne and (inset) Mo Salah
Kevin de Bruyne and (inset) Mo Salah

Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah are involved in a battle to win the PFA Player of the Year award, yet one of the combatants has confirmed his vote has been cast in favour of his rival.

Ahead of Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at Anfield, City midfielder De Bruyne has told BT Sport that he has cast his vote in favour of Liverpool winger Salah in the Player of the Year poll.

"I voted for Salah because he deserves it," he confirmed. "f it is no one from our team, then I think Salah deserves it.

"I don't look at what happened before. I wouldn't know how to choose anyone else outside Salah if it wasn't from our team.

"I'm honest. If he wins (Player of the Year award), he wins. I think he is up there with (Harry) Kane, me and David (Silva). They are the four best players consistently this year."

De Bruyne also gave his verdict on the Liverpool v City clash in the Champions League, as he suggested the all-English contest

"If you try to win something, you have to win against everybody and this is going to be an interesting game," added the Belgian. "It's two teams that like to attack, like to press, score a lot of goals and we will need to be at our best to win it."

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