Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he hates losing be it in football or in any other games.
The Manchester City playmaker is expected to play his part when the defending champions host Wolves on Monday. With Tottenham Hotspur losing against Manchester United it seems it’s going to be a two horse title race should City continue their surge to the top.
The defending champions will cut the gap to four points with a win against Wolves. The newly promoted side frustrated the champions in the reverse fixture and the onus will be on the Belgian to push them hard to maintain their position in the points table.
De Bruyne who missed a large part of the ongoing season due to an injury insists he wants to win always. “Even at home, playing boards game with the missus, the son, whatever, I can’t lose against them. It’s just the way I am. It just drives me to keep going and to become probably the best I can be in football.”
“Yes, you need to have talent, but hard work is the biggest part. The differences between players at this level is so minimal. A few changes can make a big difference in the end.
“We won by 19 points last season, but won a lot of games last minute. That’s the most important thing, to keep going and keep going. In the end it’s more about being mentally fit rather than physically. There is no rest for us.
“After a busy year like last year you have two to three weeks then have to come back, there is no time to get your mental or physical rest. You need to be very strict with what you’re doing as a player and the way you live your life.
“A lot of people can have talent but they let it go to waste. I left home when I was 14 years old to play football and I saw a lot of people who didn’t make it, but through my determination it paid off in the end.”