Manchester City veteran midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has recently expressed his preference regarding whom he would rather play alongside between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Both Ronaldo and Messi stand as iconic figures in football history, with an ongoing debate concerning their status as the greatest players ever.
Their remarkable careers boast numerous titles and individual accolades, amassing an impressive total of 13 Ballon d’Or awards collectively.
While their achievements undeniably speak volumes, the perpetual discussion about who holds the superior talent between the two remains a topic of divided opinion.
De Bruyne prefers Ronaldo
Recently, De Bruyne was asked who he would prefer playing alongside between Ronaldo and Messi.
While this question had little to nothing to do with the unending GOAT debate, the Man City playmaker gave a foretelling answer.
Sportbible reports that the Belgian gave a simple explanation for why he would prefer having the Portuguese forward over the Argentine star.
“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,” he added.
De Bruyne, much like Messi and Ronaldo, has equally enjoyed an illustrious career and is widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation.
The midfielder has been sidelined with an injury for the better part of the season but is due to return to action in the coming days, per Goal.