Kevin De Bruyne has revealed ex-Man City player that he thought was arrogant until he joined the club and built a relationship with him. The Belgian midfielder said he was of the thought that Raheem Sterling, now a Chelsea player was full of himself ahead of his move from Wolfsburg to Man City in 2015.
De Bruyne who has missed the majority of the season due to an injury he sustained on the playing day of this Premium League season admitted to having a wrong view of the Ex-Man City player. He claimed that moving closer to Raheem, he turned out to be one of the nicest people he had ever met.
Speaking in 2019, De Bruyne wrote in The Players’ Tribune: “I am a brutally honest person, so I will let you in on a little secret.
“Before I came to Manchester City, I didn’t really know what to make of this Raheem Sterling guy. The tabloids were always claiming that he was arrogant, so I guess I thought he’d be… A bit of a d***head, maybe?”
De Bruyne and Sterling had fruitful years playing together and the Belgian admitted that his belief was wrong about his the Englishman. He said after speaking with him in training and spending some years as teammates, he realised that Sterling remains one of the most humble players he ever come across.
“Then I got to City and I actually met Raheem, and we’d talk a bit after training, and I thought, wait, this guy seems really cool? What’s the story here?,” he added.
“Over time, I got closer to Raheem, because our sons were born around the same time, so they would always play together.
Speaking further about the ex-Man City player, De Bruyne said: “This is the real truth: Raheem is one of the nicest, most humble guys I’ve met in football.”