Butler: Leon Bailey the ying to my yang

December 23, 2017
Ricardo Makyn/Multimedia Photo Editor St Andrews FC attacker Kyle Butler takes on a member of the Phoenix Football Academy during a training session at the Drewsland Stadium yesterday. Looking on in the background is Butler's father Craig, who is also the founder of the academy. Butler is currently visiting the island for the holidays.

Kyle Butler, the brother of Bayer Leverkusen star, Leon Bailey, who is currently playing at St Andrew FC in the Maltese Premier League said that he and his brother have an innate understanding when they play football together, and he believes the two will again play together for the same team, internationally or professionally, in the near future.

"Leon and I have a great chemistry, whenever you see us play it's like ying and yang,' the 19-year-old midfielder told Star Sports.

"We played a few times (together) at Genk when I got to train with the first team and we showed the chemistry there, so everyone (there) wanted us to play together. But it's just time (before it happens again), whether it is with Jamaica (national) or elsewhere (with a club). But it will happen one day," he said.

The two players first played together in their junior years at Phoenix Academy. However, since travelling to Europe they only played briefly together during their time at Genk. However, the creative midfield believes that apart from the understanding he has with Bailey, he has something different to offer the Reggae Boyz midfield.

"I am very confident in my ability. I have creativity, power, diversity in midfield and I can play anywhere and I roam as well," he said.

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