De Bruyne: Man City leadership demands improved my game

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Kevin de Bruyne says leadership demands this season have improved his game at Manchester City.

The 29-year-old was also nominated as vice-captain at the beginning of the season, and feels that his new-found responsibility has helped him to reach new heights.

He told City's website: “I had to fulfil a job that the coach wanted me to do (this season) and the fact the players chose me for this award means I've done really well.

"Off the pitch, (my responsibilities) change every year, I'm becoming more a leader on and off the pitch.

“I try to help (Fernandinho) as his wingman to get everything in order.

“I'm learning a lot about myself and about the way the team is run. It can only help me for the future."

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