Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has proclaimed the club have 'exceeded every expectation' posed to him when he signed for the club in 2015.
The Belgian has just put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension, which prolongs his stay in Manchester until 2025. That means De Bruyne will be spend 10 years at the club, and he's admitted they exceeded everything he thought was possible.
“When I came here it was with big expectations and they exceeded every expectation in every part,” De Bruyne said, “To compete in every cup competition, every title, every Champions League, every FA Cup - and doing it the right way, the way we play, excites me. I don’t know why I would change that.”
De Bruyne also mentioned his family being settled in the country after five years meant his decision was easier than ever. “[My family being settled] is obviously really important," he said. "I don’t have to just think about myself – I have my wife and three kids."
“We have been really happy here and my kids were born here, so they are basically half Manc! They are really happy and the feeling I have with the club is so positive. There was no thought at all about switching teams, so it was fairly easy on my part," he concluded.
The 29-year-old has also talked about his pride of signing the extension; "I feel proud because I’ve been here now for six years and obviously this feels like home. The longest time I’ve been at a club is here."
“To get the extension now at my age feels like a very proud moment because it means they trust me until I get really old in football terms! I feel really happy, and my family is also really proud, so that’s really nice.”
You can watch the full interview with Kevin de Bruyne here.
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