Kevin De Bruyne picks his best 5-man team and includes ‘the incredible’ Virgil van Dijk
Kevin De Bruyne picks his best 5-man squad and includes ‘the incredible’ Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City team-mate Bernardo Silva and PSG stars Lionel Messi and Neymar… but DOES NOT include himself
- Kevin De bruyne has included Liverpool defender Virgil van Djik in his 5-man squad
- The Belgian complimented Van Djik and named him one of the best
- N’Golo Kante, Bernardo Silva, Neymar and Lionel Messi all succeeded in his team
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has named his ultimate 5-man squad and included three Premier League stars.
In a recent chat with Rio Ferdinand, the Belgium international was asked to choose his top five players – without goalkeepers.
It included PSG duo Neymar and Lionel Messi as well as Premier League rival N’Golo Kante, team-mate Bernardo Silva as well as Virgil van Djik.
Kevin De Bruyne complimented Liverpool’s Virgil van Djik and included him in his squad
PSG superstars Neymar (R) and Lionel Messi (L) have both been part of De Bruyne’s 5-man squad
De Druyne complimented the Liverpool defender when Ferdinand asked if he was the best defender in the world.
He said, “I think he’s up there. He was amazing before his injury, obviously he had his ACL.
“He came back to a very high level. It’s very difficult to always say “he’s better than that…” but he’s probably in the top three in the world alongside Ruben [Dias] and a few other players. I think he deserves it.
Instead of choosing himself in midfield, De Bruyne opted for teammate Silva in the middle of the park and likened him to a City legend.
He said: “In small spaces he is amazing. He reminds me a bit of David (Silva).
De Bruyne also praised teammate Bernardo Silva and compared him to David Silva
“He’s a daredevil, people hate that about him. He gives you a bit of everything and with the team I have he fits in perfectly. His quality this year has been incredible.
The decision to place Kante in midfield seemed like an easy decision for De Bruyne as he said: “I need (N’Golo) Kante!”
PSG duo Neymar and Messi – whom De Bruyne has faced twice this season – make up his side’s attack at 5.