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Roberto Martinez claims Manchester City star’s performances are “Ballon d’Or material”

Roberto Martinez claims Manchester City star's performances are "Ballon d'Or material"

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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thinksl Kevin De Bruyne’s performances for Manchester City this season are ‘Ballon d’Or material.’

The midfielder suffered an acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture after a collision with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final.

Whilst speaking exclusively to the Athletic, Martinez was full of praise for his captain.

“The player we see nowadays still has the incredible brain capable of breaking down defences, but he also does not play in systems, he plays to spaces and to the role he is given,” Martinez began.

“He is producing incredible performances with Manchester City. To reach a Champions League final, his performances are totally Ballon d’Or material at the moment.”

“He is a winner with high, high standards. He does not get pleased only by winning,” the Belgium boss continued. “There is a way of doing things right and when it does not happen, he is not happy. It is his biggest strength.” 

“Football is his way of competing and satisfaction of excellence in what he does.”

Source – Sports Illustrated

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