Kevin De Bruyne has responded to criticism that he cannot perform for Belgium to the same level as he does for his club side, Manchester City.
Despite winning 3-0 in their opening World Cup game against Panama, Kevin De Bruyne failed to impress some Belgian fans
However, De Bruyne believes that taking on a more significant role for the Red Devils will help him to improve on the international stage.
‘I didn’t [play to my potential for Belgium] before because I was young and I didn’t have the profile I have now,’ De Bruyne told RTBF television.
“From now on, I have to shoulder my responsibility,” the midfielder admitted, describing his new role as the “boss” of Roberto Martinez’s attacking line.