Kevin De Bruyne discusses how playing for Manchester City has been different to playing for Wolfsburg

The playmaker moved back to the Premier League in the summer.

Kevin De Bruyne has explained that the depth in Manchester City's squad has meant that he has taken a different role to the one he enjoyed at Wolfsburg, Sky Sports reports.

The Belgian moved to the Etihad in the summer after a sensational season in the Bundesliga - where he scored 10 league goals and contributed 20 assists and led Dieter Hecking's men to German Cup success - and he explained that his importance to his team has changed following the move, and so, he has had to adapt his game. 

"My team in Wolfsburg was not as good as my team here because we have a few superstars that Wolfsburg didn't have," he told Sky Sports.

"There it was 'get the ball to Kevin and we'll see what happens,' and here I can go out of the game for 10 minutes and come back into it. That was never possible in Wolfsburg.

"But I felt really good at Man City from the beginning. You need to adapt to the team and to the life at home, but I think everything's gone very well from then until now - apart from the injury. I think you can see that on the pitch."

While De Bruyne made an excellent start to life back in the Premier League - having previously enjoyed an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea - he arguably had not quite done enough to justify the large fee that was required to make the move happen.

However, after sustaining an injury which kept him out of the team for over two months, he proved upon his return just how much he was missed as he scored against Bournemouth in the league and against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

And while it appears to be too late for the Sky Blues to resurrect their title ambitions this season, De Bruyne will be hoping to use the remaining games of the campaign to establish himself as City's talisman in the same way that he did at Wolfsburg.

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