Man City midfielder De Bruyne defiant over ESL plans: Football is about COMPETING!

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has spoken out against the European Super League.

City officially withdrew from the competition on Tuesday after immense backlash from supporters, as well as their players.

In a picture posted on Twitter, De Bruyne said: "This man comes from a little town out of Belgium, dreaming of playing at the highest stage possible.

"I've represented the Belgian, German and English leagues, and also proudly represented my country. I have worked and competed against everybody trying to win the ultimate.

"But the most important word in this is COMPETING. With all events that have been happening the last few days maybe this is the good moment for everybody to come together and try to work for a solution.

"We know this is a big business and I know I am part of this business, but still I am a little boy who just loves to play football.

"It's not about a certain entity in this case, it's about football over the whole world. Let's keep inspiring the next generation of footballers and keep the fans dreaming."