Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martinez: Pep Has Made KDB Even Better

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martinez: Pep Has Made KDB Even Better

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KEVIN de Bruyne's ability to dictate matches from deep separates him from any other playmaker in the world, according to Roberto Martinez.

The former Everton manager and current Belgian national team boss believes the versatility of the Blues midfielder gives him a truly unique playing style.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Martinez praised the 26-year-old's development under Pep Guardiola this season and in particular the City star's ability to read the game as it unfolds in front of him.

"We have seen a big evolution," Martinez said. "We have seen him more in a central role where he can pick the long pass. Sometimes you need to use players who are in good moments of form and think about how you are going to put them together. …

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