Kevin De Bruyne: Man City Star's Brilliant Answer on Who He Prefers to Play with Between Ronaldo and Messi

Kevin De Bruyne: Man City Star's Brilliant Answer on Who He Prefers to Play with Between Ronaldo and Messi

  • Kevin de Bruyne prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi when it comes to players he would like to play alongside
  • The Belgian identifies himself as a playmaker and says it would be easier to play with Ronaldo since the Portuguese is ‘more of a striker’
  • Messi has morphed into a playmaker in recent seasons and has seven assists for Paris Saint Germain so far in the 2022/23 season

Kevin De Bruyne once gave an interesting but brilliant answer when asked who he would prefer playing alongside between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Belgian international has come up against both players, albeit in different stages, in his career.

As far as Ronaldo is concerned, De Bruyne could come up against him as early as October 2022 in the Manchester derby.

De Bruyne, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
Kevin De Bruyne greets Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona following the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016. Photo by Jean Catuffe
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While both Ronaldo and Messi are super talented in their own respects, De Bruyne says he prefers to have Ronaldo as a teammate.

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This, according to the 31-year-old, is for the simple fact that Ronaldo is more of a striker, while Messi has similar qualities to the Belgian in terms of playmaking.

"I would probably say Ronaldo because he’s more of a typical striker," "Messi is still more of a playmaker. De Bruyne said on Entertainment Arena's Youtube channel.
"I am a playmaker, you can give me a striker."

How Ronaldo and Messi are doing this season

Messi and Ronaldo have been experiencing contrasting fortunes on an individual level so far this season.

While the Argentine has thrived for PSG, notching four goals and seven assists, Ronaldo has only found the net once, on the penalty spot this campaign.

His goal came against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League as United secured their first win in the competition this season.

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Messi has been an integral part of the PSG squad so far this season while for Ronaldo, Erik Ten Hag seems to prefer him on the bench, particularly in league games.

Ronaldo makes U turn on his international career

Earlier, Sports Brief reported of how Cristiano Ronaldo has plans to continue his international football career beyond the 2022 World Cup

This is despite the fact that Ronaldo had previously claimed that the 2022 World Cup would be his last ever international tournament.

He is currently on international duty with Portugal, and on Tuesday, September 20, he was presented with an award at the Quinas de Ouro ceremony.

In his speech, Ronaldo expressed his desire to still guide the national team to more glory after winning the Euro 2016.