Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he wants to stay at the club for a ‘long time’, and has thanked manager Pep Guardiola for getting the best out of him.
De Bruyne joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015 for a fee of around £55m. He has since gone on to become one of the best players in the world, and has contributed a whopping 25 goals and 45 assists for the Sky Blues.
This season, with City sitting top of the Premier League and at the summit of their Champions League group, many would agree that the 26-year-old has played a huge part in this, and the Belgian has thanked boss Pep Guardiola for playing the style of football that allows him to express himself.
“Since Pep came to the club, he plays a style of football I like to play, so it makes it easy as a player,” De Bruyne said in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports‘ Redknapp.
“I like it here, it is the perfect environment and since I came here there has been a lot of trust in me. I like the project they are doing from the moment I came here.
“There was an older team (when I first arrived), they did a lot of transfers, a lot of young people, they are building for the future.
“I like the project and I am really happy here and I see myself being a long time here.”
City face a tough test next against Arsenal, a huge game for both sides. De Bruyne is wary of the Gunners’ threat, and says his team must win.
“It is a very important one again. We have Arsenal and United have Chelsea, so there are a lot of things that can happen again.
“If we win that game, it means that somebody else is also going to lose points with Arsenal.
“So it puts pressure on the rest, it gives us a good advantage and it is always handy to have more points and to put pressure on the other people.”