After Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne equalled Thierry Henry's longstanding Premier League assists record, the former Arsenal man has revealed the conversations he had with the midfielder before his milestone was matched.
The Belgium international notched up 20 assists in the league for the Citizens this season, becoming the first player to achieve that tally since Henry in the 2002/03 campaign.
It was, of course, fitting that the man who set the record reacted to De Bruyne's special accomplishment. Speaking about the 29-year-old recently, Henry revealed that the midfielder often told him that he would one day catch his record.
"He's an amazing player, it's just stupid what we are witnessing, and I hope people in football do realise that the boy is just not normal," the Frenchman said, according to City's website.
"In the Belgium national team, we used to joke about the assists record and I always used to say: 'You were not far this year', and he would always say: 'I'll get you one day'.
"Kevin saw me at Vincent Kompany's testimonial (at the beginning of the season) and he said: 'This year, I'll get you', and I said: 'You will because you are just incredible' .
"His brain is somewhere else, it's just ridiculous.
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"I came across him (with Belgium) and worked with him and he's one of those guys you just have to let play because if you start to understand and comprehend what he's doing, you're going to have a headache. He's on another planet."
Along with his 20 assists, De Bruyne also scored 13 goals in the 35 league matches he played this season.
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