De Bruyne was entrusted with the role earlier this season after a number of his colleagues had endured frustrating times from the spot.
And after scoring the winner away at Real Madrid in February’s Champions League last 16 first leg tie, De Bruyne has since scored twice more with penalties.
“De Bruyne is definitely reliable and hopefully he can carry on because we struggled a lot this season with this,” the City manager said.
“We miss I think five or six. Kevin now takes responsibility; he has a confident personality and that is important for us."
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