Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City playmaker, has revealed his message to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, dreaming of breaking the record for the former French star, in crucial passes.
Henry is the most advanced assists (acistate) in one season, when he made 20 goals in the 2002/2003 season.
De Bruyne, who has been suspended for the outbreak of the Corona Virus epidemic “Covid 19”, has given 16 assists, and hopes to break Henry’s record, when the 2019/2020 season will resume again.
“I will be honest, I feel I have to have 17 passes and not 16, they took one of me against Arsenal (not counting his pass at Raheem Sterling’s goal),” de Bruyne said in comments to the British newspaper “The Athletic”.
He continued: “In fact, I do not know why they did that ?, I still do not understand!”
He added: “I was always joking with Henry about this, when he was in the national team (Belgium team), and in a match honoring Vincent Kompany this year, I saw him and said to him (I am coming to break your number this year!).”
“Having 16 assists is really cool, it’s good for the creative player,” he added.
And he ended his remarks: “When you achieve such things (records), you feel proud, because I also broke some numbers in the German league.”