Kevin De Bruyne revealed that he understands Raheem Sterling’s frustration as he finds himself part of the squad rotation. He believes that rotation is now a part of being at a top club like Manchester City. Sterling has found himself lower down the pecking order this season with Phil Foden and new signing Jack Grealish ahead of him. The winger was one of the players of the tournament at Euro 2020 but has started just five games this season. Earlier this week, he admitted to being open to moving abroad if an opportunity presents itself.

“Obviously rotation is important because we are playing four competitions. It’s a tough task sometimes.” Kevin De Bruyne said talking about Raheem Sterling’s frustration at his lack of starts. “But I understand the frustration because I’m a player and some players need more rhythm to get into it. Maybe Raz is somebody who needs that more. I’m personally a player who needs that also. Sometimes it’s tough to play one game, one game not, but obviously it’s the manager who has to make choices. It’s very hard.”

“We have 22, 23 internationals who are unbelievable, so whoever you pick, you will be right a lot of the time,” he added. “Whenever the team plays good, there’s not a lot of things you can say as a player. But we also try to help each other – that’s the only thing we can do as players. I remember some chances – there was not a lot – but I remember some in the first half and the goal.”

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