CHRIS SUTTON: Kevin De Bruyne’s defensive pass against Leicester was sublime

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CHRIS SUTTON: Kevin De Bruyne’s defensive pass for Manchester City against Leicester was sublime – any striker would DREAM to play for him … maybe even Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland

  • Kevin De Bruyne played a sublime pass in Manchester City’s victory over Leicester
  • Every striker would like to play for someone who can pass like the Belgian
  • As long as you stay out of the way, De Bruyne will find a way to get the ball through
  • Even Erling Haaland, who plays City this week, would love to play alongside him

If Manchester City finds it difficult to convince Erling Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola that they are the right club for the forward, show them this pass from Kevin De Bruyne.

Tell the Borussia Dortmund star to introduce himself to the end of these defensive through balls.

My word, I would have loved to have someone like that operate behind me in my play days. Any striker would do that.

Kevin De Bruyne's beautifully precise pass (center) perfectly splits the Leicester City defense

Kevin De Bruyne’s beautifully precise pass (center) perfectly splits the Leicester City defense

Foxes defenders Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana (both center) both slide but missed the ball

Foxes defenders Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana (both center) both slide but missed the ball

Foxes defenders Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana (both center) both slide but missed the ball

As long as you time your run to stay on the side, De Bruyne will guide the ball towards you, no problem.

There’s something so satisfying about the way you see Jonny Evans slide in and miss something to get something on the ball by a few millimeters. Then Wesley Fofana slips and misses it too.

Not many players can leave two opponents on their back with one pass – but De Bruyne can.

It’s nowhere near as easy as playing FIFA and pressing the triangle on your PlayStation controller.

But De Bruyne certainly makes it seem that way, doesn’t it?

Not many players let two opponents lie on their back with a single pass like De Bruyne

Not many players let two opponents lie on their back with a single pass like De Bruyne

Not many players let two opponents lie on their back with a single pass like De Bruyne

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