Jack Grealish has hailed new team-mate Kevin De Bruyne as the best player in the world, behind only two superstars Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi only.
The England midfielder joined the Serie A club for £100million and he has revealed he is excited to play with one of his favorite players, De Bruyne, who is hailed as one of the best midfielders in the world.
“I’ve spoken about him a few times now, I always say that besides Ronaldo and Messi, I think he’s the best in the world,” Grealish said during his first interview with the club. “I think he has everything. He’s another person I didn’t think people would appreciate so quickly.”
“Usually he takes the ball past the defenders. His last ball was unbelievable. Last season I had six assists and I sat with the manager watching clips of De Bruyne at Villa. I said this is what I wanted to do. I want to play that last ball like him and that’s what I practiced.”
“Last season I finished with 10 assists from 25 or 26 games, which is a good number. That’s what I thought. His way of playing and and he always passed the last ball perfectly.”
“I’ve never played with him. I competed with him a few times, exchanged shirts with him. But he is one of those people I can’t wait to play alongside him.”