Kevin De Bruyne Has Sweet First Touch – His Second Ain’t Half Bad Either! (Video)

Chris Wright

25th, April 2012


By Chris Wright

No doubt Chelsea fans will be eager to see a bit of this when Kevin de Bruyne turns up at the Bridge next season: a sweet-as-you-like first touch, swiftly followed by an even better second to flick the ball past his marker before rolling a measured pass out to set his Genk teammate barrelling off down the pitch against Standard Liege a couple of evenings ago…

Sumptuous. We’re getting a little bit excited about seeing this chap at close quarters.

(Thanks to Pies fan Jan for the nudge!)

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  1. a says:

    If he ever plays … Ask Romelu Lukaku about that

  2. Mr. Sparkle says:

    I hate showboating like this.

    This skill is useless, unless you play in Serie A.

  3. Tom says:

    How was that skill useless? It blew apart the team and sent his inept winger straight through

  4. West End Blues says:

    @Mr Sparkle, not sure how you can describe this as useless. In fact I’d go as far as saying this is very useful as he beats his man and plays a team mate through on goal.

  5. wolfinho says:

    @sparky: really? the first touch freezes the defender, the second leaves him in the dust questioning what just happened. it COULD HAVE been showboating if it’s not really effective (see any kerlon seal dribble video), but this was top class. i can’t understand why anyone would see something this well-crafted and want to bring it down.

  6. Kyle says:

    Mr. Sparkle, the fact that you see this as one skill, as opposed to the two separate skills (as it is), tells me all I need to know. The first touch is just him trying to bring the ball under control. He likely was not anticipating the first touch to be THAT perfect, and thus likely didn’t anticipate the flick as the ball was in the air. The flick decision was likely made as soon as the first touch was made.

    You mean to tell me had the first touch brought the ball on the floor behind him, he would have frozen because the flick he wanted didn’t come off? No, he, being a professional footballer, would have made the necessary adjustments and come up with another solution: passing, another touch, a touch to beat his man, etc.

    Sorry for the ad hominem here, but the fact that you don’t see any of that, tells me that you either A: do not play the game or B: are not very good at it.

  7. Bagas says:

    Great piece of skill by de Bruyne but Jesus, what a terrible cross from the winger.

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