Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Belgium May Not Pick De Bruyne - No, Seriously!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Belgium May Not Pick De Bruyne - No, Seriously!

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KEVIN de Bruyne is one of the stars of Pep Guardiola's City team, but he has not done enough to convince Belgium manager Roberto Martinez he deserves to start for his country.

The former Everton boss has admitted he does not know what to do with De Bruyne, who missed the last two World Cup qualifiers with a hamstring problem.

Although Dries Mertens impressed in his absence, De Bruyne has two goals and six assists in ten Premier League games this season - plus a goal in City's superb win over Barcelona in the Champions League.

However, Martinez is unsure whether to restore the City man to his starting line-up for fixtures against the Netherlands and Estonia.

The Belgium manager told FIFA.

com: "It's a big problem. Kevin is having probably the best season of his career. …

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