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Kevin De Bruyne makes a painfully honest confession

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The Belgium midfielder gave an honest verdict on his Man of the Match award against Canada.

Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he is not sure why he won the Man of the Match for his performance against Canada.

The Manchester City star, along with the rest of his Belgium teammates, struggled for large parts of the game during the team’s 1-0 win over Canada in Group F of the World Cup on Wednesday.

Thibaut Courtois saved a penalty from Alphonso Davies and Michy Batshuayi later scored a decisive 44th-minute goal to seal all three points for Roberto Martinez’s side.

“I don’t think I played a great game, I don’t know why I got the trophy – maybe because of my name,” De Bruyne said at a post-match press conference.

“We just didn’t play well as a team, especially in the first half. We started really badly, the momentum was with Canada and we couldn’t break through the press. I think there was more space than we thought.

“I don’t think we played a good game, me included, but we found a way to win.”

Belgium will next be in action on Sunday for the second Group F fixture against Morocco, who drew 0-0 with Croatia on Wednesday.