Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has disclosed that he will prefer to play alongside Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo because he is more lethal in terms of being a goalscorer than Lionel Messi.
While Messi’s goal scoring prowess is tremendous, Ronaldo is often the more reliable man for the big occasions.
Speaking to SportBIBLE, the Belgium international said, “I would probably say Ronaldo because he’s more of a typical striker, Messi is still more of a playmaker.
“I am a playmaker, you can give me a striker.”
De Bruyne, 31, has scored one goal and provided eight assists for Manchester City so far this season.
His playmaking skills have been phenomenal throughout his career as he has played 317 games for Pep Guardiola’s side in his career, scoring 87 goals and providing 129 assists.
Style of play
De Bruyne is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and he has often been described as a “complete” footballer. Considered to be a versatile and highly talented player in the media, he plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also operate in several other positions and has been used as a winger or second striker.
He has even been deployed in a deeper creative midfield position and on occasion, a box-to-box role or as a false 9. He is often described by pundits as one of the best and most complete modern day advanced playmakers due to his technique, skill, athleticism, work-rate off the ball, vision, crossing accuracy, wide range of passing, and powerful long-range shooting ability with either foot.
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