When asked whether he would rather play with Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, Kevin De Bruyne responded calmly.
De Bruyne is one of the finest players of his time, and the Manchester City midfielder explained why he would benefit more from collaborating with Ronaldo, believing that Messi would operate in a similar space as a “playmaker” to him.
The Belgium international has faced both players at club and international levels and has stated that he would like to play with the former Manchester United superstar because he is more of a “typical striker.”
“I would probably say Ronaldo because he’s more of a typical striker,” De Bruyne stated.
“Messi is still more of a playmaker.
“I am a playmaker, you can give me a striker.”
De Bruyne thrives off having that focal point to play off and caused chaos playing alongside Erling Haaland, who scored an incredible 52 goals in his debut season at Manchester City.
Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for more than 15 years, with both scoring a ridiculous amount of goals and collecting 79 trophies and 12 Ballon d’Ors between them.