The English Premier League’s superstar midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, recently made headlines as he made a surprise appearance on a popular Korean entertainment show. The Manchester City player showcased his fun-loving and playful side, endearing himself to Korean fans even further. From donning a red jersey with the nickname “Kim Deok-bae(김덕배)” to showcasing his acting skills, De Bruyne’s appearance on the show “SNL Korea 4” left fans in awe and admiration.
The “Shindorim Soccer Club” Segment
De Bruyne’s surprise appearance on the “Shindorim Soccer Club” segment of “SNL Korea 4” was the highlight of the episode. Clad in a red jersey with “Shindorim Soccer Club” written on the front and “Kim Deok-bae(김덕배)” on the back, the Belgian midfielder embraced his Korean nickname with a smile. Korean fans lovingly call him “Kim Deok-bae(김덕배)” due to the initials KDB, derived from his English name.
Playful Interactions with Korean Seniors
At the gathering for the Shindorim Soccer Club(신도림조기축구), De Bruyne playfully interacted with his Korean seniors. They teasingly referred to him as “Kim Deok-bae” and engaged in lighthearted banter. When tasked with bringing kimchi, De Bruyne’s slow pace prompted laughter from his senior members, playfully comparing it to his soccer style.
Emotional Acting and Humorous Moments
Throughout the segment, De Bruyne showcased his acting prowess, eliciting laughter and admiration from viewers. When asked about the age he started playing soccer, he amusingly displayed four fingers and playfully stated, “I started when I was four months old.” When queried about where he learned soccer, his response of “Belgium” was met with humorous confusion about the location of Belgium.
De Bruyne’s Emotional Farewell
As the segment came to an end, De Bruyne bid farewell with an emotional touch. Downing a shot of soju, a Korean alcoholic beverage, he expressed his appreciation for soccer and the culture he experienced during the show.
Korean Fans’ Reactions
Korean soccer fans were thrilled to see the world’s best soccer player embracing Korean culture and humor on the show. Many praised De Bruyne’s acting skills and referred to him as a “world-class actor.” Social media buzzed with positive reactions, making the episode a huge success.
Kevin De Bruyne – The Ground’s Artist
De Bruyne’s soccer skills have earned him admiration worldwide. Not only is he a five-time Premier League champion with Manchester City, but he has also been compared to legends like Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard for his passing and speed. The Belgian midfielder’s breathtaking passes are often described as “art on the field.”