Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was named the Premier League’s Player of the season on Saturday, along with his team-mate Phil Foden taking the Young Player prize for a second successive 12 months.
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De Bruyne has notched a career-best 15 league targets and 13 assists to safe the followers’ award for the second time after additionally profitable it in 2019-20.
The Belgian completed above City team-mate Joao Cancelo, Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
“To win this award for a second time is an achievement that I’m really proud of,” De Bruyne mentioned.
“There is so much quality in the Premier League and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs.”
De Bruyne is the fourth participant to win the award twice after Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic.
Foden has been instrumental in City’s bid to retain the Premier League title, scoring 9 targets and producing 5 assists.
The 21-year-old has matched his objective and help totals from final season and will surpass them in City’s Premier League title decider in opposition to Aston Villa on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect are one level away from second-placed Liverpool and will probably be assured to win a fourth English title in 5 seasons in the event that they beat Villa on the Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool would win the title in the event that they defeat Wolves and City drop factors.
“I’m very proud to have won this award for a second season in a row,” Foden mentioned.
“There are so many gifted younger gamers within the Premier League this season and it’s an actual honour to win it once more.
“I have been really happy with my performances this season and it has been great to contribute to this team in what will hopefully be another successful year for us all.”
Foden completed forward of Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Arsenal duo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale and Crystal Palace pair Conor Gallagher and Tyrick Mitchell.
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