Kevin De Bruyne wins the Premier League player of the season award for the second time beating Mohamed Salah.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been splendid with his performance in recent years and the “player of the season” is a befitting title for a player of such caliber. De Brunye beat Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah–the top scorer of the season with 22 goals–for the title.
This comes just a few days after De Bruyne was awarded the “Etihad Player of the Year” title.
Ruben Dias took the trophy from De Bruyne last season after a sensational debut season, with De Bruyne claiming his first in 2019/20. This season, the 30-year-old has a career-high 15 Premier League goals and has played a key role in several of City’s most important triumphs.
“There is so much quality in the Premier League, and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs.”
De Bruyne also thanked his teammates and coaches for their pivotal role in getting the award.
“I think my performances this season have been good, and I am happy that I have been able to contribute with goals and assists throughout the season,” he added.
Kevin became the fourth player in history to have been awarded the title more than once, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, and Nemanja Vidic.
“To win this award for a second time is an achievement that I am really proud of.” De Bruyne said.
De Bruyne most recently scored four goals in a 5-1 thrashing of Wolves at Molineux, but his stunning winner against Chelsea was another highlight. His record against the ‘big six’ was outstanding, with a brace against Manchester United and two long-range goals against Liverpool important in ensuring City’s future was in their own hands.
The road up ahead for Manchester City and Kevin De Bruyne
On Sunday, De Bruyne’s only emphasis will be on making a great season count. City will most likely be crowned Premier League champions for the sixth time if they win.
They are set to face Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium, while championship contenders Liverpool host Wolves at the same time. The Reds are well aware that a defeat at the Etihad opens the door to a second Premier League title.