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Belgium boss chooses De Bruyne over Ronaldo

Sun 27 June 2021 | 13:29

Roberto Martinez hails Man City star Kevin De Bruyne as the ‘best playmaker in world’.

Belgium

will continue their delayed Euro 2020 journey, as they are set to face

Portugal

in their first straight knockout clash tonight. Tonight’s match is also a standoff between two stars,

Cristiano Ronaldo

and Manchester City midfielder,

Kevin De Bruyne

.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has claimed in a pre-match interview that he wouldn’t trade De Bruyne for Ronaldo even if he could. Asked about why he would pick De Bruyne over the Portuguese superstar, Martinez said in comments carried by

Marca

:

“There’s a very easy answer; the effect of working with Kevin closely for five years.

“I’ve only seen Cristiano from a distance and as a fan of football. Kevin De Bruyne, for me, is the best playmaker in world football at the moment. He’s a special player who plays with his brain. I’ve never seen a player like him before.”


source: SportMob