Kevin De Bruyne has spoken to The Guardian at length about his injuries, his rocky year and Liverpool’s chase of the title.
When asked about whether the Belgian felt any sympathy for Liverpool :
“No,” he says. “It’s a remarkable effort but it means that we were just better than them in the end. I don’t feel sorry for them because I don’t think they’d feel sorry for us. I don’t think anybody felt sorry about the way we went out of the Champions League.”
“I know how they feel because you’re going to feel disappointed,” the 27-year-old says. “We’d feel the same if it happened to us. But we’re still competitors. We want to win as much as they do but I can understand the feelings they have.”
“Pep knows [I was frustrated]. After I shouldn’t really have left but sometimes emotions come up and at the time I thought it was a good game for me. It was already 5-0 and at that moment I was like: ‘I need the game time. I can be still important.’”
The Belgian midfielder opened up about his injuries :
“It’s been one of those years where I started really badly with two big injuries. I came back in the right way but obviously my body couldn’t cope with all the games. If you play once a week, you will be fine but I played five or six games in two and a half weeks and my body just said: ‘No, it’s not possible.’”