When it comes to the guys he would like to play alongside, Kevin de Bruyne favours Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi. The Belgian describes himself as a playmaker and claims that since Ronaldo is “more of a striker,” it would be simpler to play with him. In recent years, Messi has developed into a playmaker, and thus far in the 2022–23 season, he has seven assists for Paris Saint Germain.
When asked which player, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, he would love to play alongside, Kevin De Bruyne once responded in an intriguing but fantastic way. Both players have faced the Belgian international, albeit at separate points in his career.
De Bruyne might face Ronaldo in the Manchester derby as early as October 2022, which is concerning.
The reason for this, according to the 31-year-old, is just because Messi and Ronaldo are both playmakers, whereas Ronaldo is more of a striker. Ronaldo is more of a conventional striker, so I’d definitely pick him over Messi, who is still more of a playmaker. On the Entertainment Arena YouTube channel, De Bruyne stated.