The race for PFA Player of the Year is between Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah & Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyn. Ahead of the meeting between the two teams in the Champions League Quarter-Finals, KDB opined that he can’t be compared to the Egyptian and that he deserves the award for his consistent form.
“Everybody has his own opinion. It depends on what people are looking for in a player. Salah has a remarkable goalscoring run, and he plays very well like an inside forward type of role, for me. This season he has been incredible. To compare us, I don’t know. With the statistics how are we going to compare ourselves? It’s totally different, I played [against Everton] like a defensive midfielder, how you can compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.”
“He has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It’s just the way it goes. Luckily I don’t have to do that.”
De Bruyne added: “Well, if I get it, it would be nice I think for the team and for me. In one way I believe I deserve it, because I have been very consistent in my form. “I am very happy with myself, I am very pleased with how I have played, I didn’t expect to be this good this season, to be honest.
“I think there is almost no game where my standard has dropped, so I have been very constant, and I am very happy with myself. To maintain the level the amount of games I have played, the amount of minutes, I am very pleased with that.”