A good leader knows how/when to delegate…

Perhaps it might seem strange to some people to praise the player who decided not to take the decisive free kick. What those people might not understand is that De Bruyne, by choosing to step away, was absolutely taking responsibility. In the process, he was also demonstrating why he had the captain’s armband on his sleeve.

Deferring to Mahrez highlighted De Bruyne’s other special quality – he is a selfless superstar

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