Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has criticised Chelsea’s decision to let go of Kevin De Bruyne after the midfielder ran riot against the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
De Bruyne scored the only goal of the game as he linked up with Gabriel Jesus to hand City the lead and eventually lead to Pep Guardiola’s men gaining three points from Stamford Bridge.
The 26-year-old also won praise from the opposition manager, and Conte wished Chelsea had never sold him to Wolfsburg in 2014 during the reign of Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in his post match interview, Conte said, “I don’t know, honestly, what happened in the past. But for sure we are talking about a top player, the complete player. He’s good – technical, fast, and he works hard for his team. He is the complete player.”
De Bruyne has 2 goals and 4 assists in 9 games this season, and his overall influence on games has grown since Guardiola began playing him in a deeper role than in the past.
The playmaker now wins more tackles and plays more passes than at any point in his career and showcasing that he indeed is one of the most complete midfielders in the Premier League at present.