Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has admitted that he was “concerned” by the lack of recognition from the blues players.
And he says Kevin De Bruyne’s announcement as Premier League Player of the Year was a relief after a decade of ignoring blues stars for the big singles awards.
De Bruyne was named the best player in the league last weekend, just hours after City was eliminated from the Champions League. The award comes after years of City players being caught for awards.
When asked about De Bruyne’s award, the chairman replied: “I was very satisfied. Delighted because it’s so well deserved.
“It was a combination of joy, but also a little relief. I was concerned because we’ve seen it before with City players being overlooked for this very important award, and I was afraid Kevin would be overlooked this year because I thought it was undeniable. “
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