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​Leicester manager Rodgers: World class De Bruyne just unbelievable

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was in awe of 'world-class' Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after the two sides met on Saturday.

Belgium international De Bruyne was in fine touch to help City to a 3-1 win over the Foxes.

"Kevin is unbelievable," said Rodgers. "He's a world-class player and, with world-class players, they'll find the space.

"You can block up spaces and be tight and organised, but the world-class players will find the space.

"It's his level and ­mentality. To see it live, at that level and with that quality, was absolutely great.

"You have a plan but it's very, very difficult, because he ­executes it in every game he plays. David Silva is the same. Their in-built brain for football finds the space and they have that quality to hurt you."

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