Who has extra assists than Messi or Ronaldo? De Bruyne

Who has extra assists than Messi or Ronaldo? De Bruyne

"He is not (just doing it in) one game". This season, however, has seen Kevin De Bruyne hit another impossible to reach level, which has led to comparisons to five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi.

And the Argentine isn't naive to the fact that De Bruyne has played a key role in his goals.

Manchester: Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as an "authentic legend" of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued the club's emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leiceste.

"No doubt", he replied.

The 29-year-old now has 21 league goals this season and became only the fourth player - joined Kane, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer - to score more than 20 times in four successive Premier League campaigns.

"The way he plays, it is hard to find one [like De Bruyne] in Europe".

"He knows and everyone knows to be there you have to win titles and titles and titles". "You have to be there in the latter stages", Guardiola warned. "Without getting to the latter stages, you will not be nominated".

The man himself was typically relaxed about the prospect of being recognised as the greatest player on the planet.

As expected De Bruyne was named in a number of Premier League Team of the Week articles, but we are taking a closer look at Garth Crooks' choice for the BBC as he names two City stars.

"I do everything to win titles with the team", the Belgian said. What happens after is an extra, ' he said in response to Guardiola's comments.


"I am very lucky because most of the goals come from his assists - I just have to hit the ball". I'm playing this way because the team is playing this way.

"It is not easy because they had five guys at the back, four in front - there are nearly no spaces".

But the midfielder is not focused on individual honours.

Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals to take the game beyond the Foxes, who went into the break all square after Jamie Vardy had cancelled out Raheem Sterling's early opener.

"When I am busy playing football I don't care", he said. 'If he is on it, he is probably the best for me.

Attention turns to Europe's premier competition this week, with City travelling to face Swiss champion Basel in the last-16 - granting De Bruyne his latest chance to prove he resides among the finest players on the planet.

It all rendered the appearance of Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad rather irrelevant just 10 days after his proposed move from Leicester to City fell through before the transfer window closed.

"Sometimes things come off", De Bruyne said modestly. 'It was a hard situation to manage.

"If this man does not win Footballer of the Year then there is something very wrong with the way we reward our best players".

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