The Algerian took the long route to the top of the football world, but following a stellar campaign during Leicester City's against-the-odds Premier League title triumph in 2015/16, the entire football world knew his name.
Speaking on Sunday Supplement, Wilson said: "I think we've taken great pride in the "we're the physical, tough league", "we don't need a winter break", 'you come to the Premier League ' and where has it got us on the worldwide stage in the last 50-plus years?" De Bruyne had a hat-trick of assists, including the pass of the match in the second half. "We can try and do absolutely everything", Guardiola told the BBC.
"Every time we dropped points this season, the next game we won, which is so important". If we win, it's good, and if not then people will ask why did we do it.
The 26-year-old had not trained with his team-mates since Manchester City launched a bid to sign him at the end of the January transfer window, but returned to the field on Friday. "I think that's one of the things that has held us back in a much wider sense".
The transfer failed to materialise and the Leicester winger made it clear how upset he was with the decision and chose to spend time away from the club, but made his return to training on Friday. "I hope he'll come back soon with Leicester and play at his level".
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