Arsenal attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has said that Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the “best player” he has faced in his senior career.
The 22-year-old praised the Belgian international when speaking in an interview with website Goal:
🤝 Best ever team-mate
⚽ Favourite goal
🤣 Biggest joker
😭 Worst defeat
💪 Best in training
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 25, 2022
City supporters on Twitter are not surprised that Smith Rowe picked De Bruyne, considering the City star’s outstanding form in recent seasons:
— Creati (@faithoked) August 26, 2022
Best player in the world for a reason
— 🐧 (@twiceiiz) August 26, 2022
We have the streets pic.twitter.com/T5Um0dH9Ch
— 💯 (@MCI_M0H) August 26, 2022
The classic player
— Okai (@Okai47014306) August 26, 2022
He’s the 🐐 for a reason
— Haaland SZN (@EHaaland__SZN) August 26, 2022
ESR know ball
— ²⁰ ⚡ (@SxperSILVA) August 26, 2022
The best player in the world, imagine my shock.
— Staminardo (@letmetalkk_) August 26, 2022
Salah doesn’t have juice like Kev
— ⚜️🏆 (@TheCanceloEra) August 26, 2022
De Bruyne’s 58 goals and 90 assists in 213 Premier League appearances tells you all you need to know about the 31-year-old. He has played a pivotal role in helping his team win four titles over the last five seasons.
The midfielder has also started this campaign impressively, and there is every chance he will add to his medal collection, as well as getting more personal accolades, if he continues to maintain his current level.
With De Bruyne’s contract ending in 2025, City fans will have plenty of years left to enjoy the Belgian’s performances at the Etihad.