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The Brilliant Story Behind Why Kevin De Bruyne's 'Weaker' Left Foot Is So Good

Josh Lawless

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The Brilliant Story Behind Why Kevin De Bruyne's 'Weaker' Left Foot Is So Good

Kevin De Bruyne further demonstrated that he does not have a weak foot after smashing in a sensational left-foot 17 minute hat-trick in the 5-1 thrashing of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Belgian playmaker scored his first ever trio of goals in the Premier League and did so by scoring ALL three with his supposedly inferior foot.

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He hit a low finish past Jose Sa to open the scoring seven minutes in, before restoring City's lead in the 16th after Leander Dendoncker had levelled against the run of play.

But then De Bruyne completed his hat-trick, the third-quickest in Premier League history, in stunning style, by unleashing an unstoppable effort that flew past Sa.

Not done there, the 30-year-old buried a fourth with his right on the hour mark.

De Bruyne is predominantly right-footed but whereas for many, their other foot is for standing on, the former Wolfsburg man's is equally as effective.

He's lashed in worldies against Chelsea, Leicester, Spurs, Arsenal, Borussia Monchengladbach and Liverpool with his left.

Just how is he so good with both feet? Well, it turns out that it all dates back to when De Bruyne was a youngster.

As per Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, as a youngster, the Genk youth product was banned from using his natural foot by a neighbour after destroying grass plant pots and flowers in gardens.

Clearly it worked a treat and now De Bruyne, who is enjoying his best goalscoring season in a City shirt, is world-class with both feet.

De Bruyne's left-foot masterclass was something of a tribute to the club's monumental £51 million capture of Erling Haaland, who has a sledgehammer of a strike on him.

He celebrated with Haaland's yoga-style celebration after notching his third at Molineux.

Has a player ever been more deserving of five-star weak foot than De Bruyne? City's No.17 is a world-class operator with either and regularly does it in the big moments for his team.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA & Sky Sports

Topics: Kevin De Bruyne, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League, Belgium, Manchester City

Josh Lawless
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