belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne Friday said he needed to get over his frustration at the World Cup after several combative performances in his team’s opening match, but added that sometimes his emotions got the better of him.
De Bruyne, 31, waved his hands in frustration in the direction of coach Roberto Martinez during the first half of his country’s opening Group F match at the tournament in Qatar. Canada Dominated the midfield exchanges.
“I know my reaction is not always good,” he said at a news conference on Friday. “I also look for the latter moments to find that calmness, but people know that this is my way of helping the team play better and get more out of the game.
“But of course, I also have to learn to react in a better way. Emotions do pop up every now and then but that is also part of the game.”
Manchester City The midfielder said it was difficult to expect him to replicate his club form even if he were to do so on the World Cup stage.
“We can’t play like Manchester City. As a national team you have to adapt to the players around you. Does it frustrate me sometimes? Yes, but I should show less of it, although it’s perfection. Is.” striving for.”
De Bruyne’s barbed side is also well known at club level.
City manager Pep Guardiola previously said, “With Kevin sometimes it depends on his mood, sometimes he’s a bit like… grrrr… when he’s not happy a bit.”
De Bruyne said on Friday he was delighted to hear from Guardiola signed a new contract with the club,
“It makes my life a lot easier,” he said. “The way he leads the team is very clear and I feel very comfortable with him. Both our contracts run until 2025, so that makes it easy. I couldn’t be happier.”