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Im supposed to be best player of the year not Salah – De Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne has refreshingly detailed why he should be named Player of the Year ahead of Premier League top scorer Mo Salah.

Salah has been remarkable in scoring 29 Premier League goals for Liverpool, earning his place at the top of our top ten signings of the season.

But De Bruyne has contributed a ridiculous 15 assists and has been consistent in Manchester City’s march to the title.

While the Belgian is the odds-on favourite to be named Player of the Year, Salah has been making an extremely good case for himself.

De Bruyne said: “Well, if I get it, it would be nice, I think, for the team and for me.

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“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 and I didn’t expect to be this good this season to be honest.

“There is almost no game where my standard has dropped, so I have been very constant. To maintain the level in the amount of games I have played, the amount of minutes, I am very pleased with that.

Asked specifically about Salah, De Bruyne said: “You cannot compare, it is impossible. Everybody has his own opinion. It depends on what people are looking for in a player.

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“Salah has been on a remarkable goalscoring run and he plays very well in an inside forward type of role. This season he has been incredible, so to compare us, I don’t know.

“With the statistics, how are we going to compare ourselves? It’s totally different.

“I played at the weekend like a defensive midfielder, so how you can compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.

“But Salah has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It’s just the way it goes. Luckily I don’t have to make the decision.”

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