Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has said the recent coronavirus lockdown had made him want to extend his playing career.
The 28-year-old Belgian has been isolating with his family since the outbreak forced the country to stay at home.
And De Bruyne has said he is missing football so much that he is prepared to add another two years onto his career in order to make up for lost time.
The Premier League star during an Instagram Live Q&A with international team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Axel Witsel, said: ‘'I told my wife I'm going to play a little longer.
‘’After this lockdown. I cannot stay at home, I told her I'm going to take two years more.
‘’It's time to play football again. I miss it and it's difficult. But we are not important, football is not important. People love football, but you need to stay safe.
‘’I've been at home now for two weeks. In the beginning, my family and my kids were a little bit sick so that was a little bit worrying but they are alright now.
‘’It took eight or nine days, we don't know, but now they are better luckily as you never know what is going to happen.
‘’People ask why I'm not in Belgium. It's because I'm self-isolating in England. I live here so I'm here with my kids and wife.'’
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