In terms of skill, Kyle Walker thinks Kevin De Bruyne is on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi respectively.
In an interview with FIFPRO, the right-back for Manchester City talked about the 32-year-old, whose extraordinary talent never ceases to astound both fans and coaches.
One of the great, great players in the Premier League, according to Gary Neville, is the Belgian international.
According to Kyle Walker, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in the same league as Kevin De Bruyne.
David Beckham and Trent Alexander-Arnold are not as good at passing the ball as the former VFL Wolfsburg midfielder, according to the Manchester United icon.
Since he defeated Newcastle last Saturday on his own, the esteemed creator’s status in the game has gained a lot of attention. Eddie Howe even called him “world-class” following the match.
Placing Kevin De Bruyne in the same league as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo was the ultimate compliment from Kyle Walker.
“De Bruyne Kevin is just Kevin.” Only a select few players, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, in my opinion, can truly be considered to be in the same league as Kevin. He told FIFPRO, “You know, Kevin goes into that bracket for me.”
Walker went on, “I believe that even when he came on against Newcastle last night or the other night, you felt that buzz, that energy, that excitement, and it gave you a lift.” And when he’s on the ball, making passes you wouldn’t think are truly visible to play, he appears to notice them, unlocks a pass, and typically scores a goal or assists. That, in my opinion, is Kevin at his best.
Given that he has been compared to two of the best players to have ever played the game, it is logical to assume that De Bruyne would be flattered by the compliments given to him by his colleague.
Right up there is Kevin De Bruyne.
We believe Kevin De Bruyne is currently a better player than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than in the same league as them, as Kyle Walker mentioned, because both players are no longer active in Europe.
Players like De Bruyne and Haaland have supplanted the iconic duo as perhaps the two best players in the world, as they are no longer the dominant forces in football as they once were.
In our opinion, Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in the world, either ahead of Erling Haaland or just behind him. However, names like Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr. can also be included in the same sentence.
It is only fitting that the treble champion is held in such high regard given what he has accomplished, both recently and throughout the years.