There is no other midfielder like Kevin De Bruyne, says Belgium coach Roberto Martinez


The attacking midfielder was at his sparkling finest on Monday in a routine win for his nation

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes when Kevin De Bruyne is at his finest, there is no other midfielder like him. 

De Bruyne made a different scintillating show with 3 assists and a target as Belgium eased previous Scotland four- in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday.

The playmaker has also managed a single target and 5 assists for two-time reigning Premier League champions City this term.

That kind has left Martinez in small doubt more than just how a great deal good quality De Bruyne possesses. 

“He’s been quite, quite great for a lengthy time now,” Martinez told Sky Sports post-match.

“I believe he’s in the finest moment of his profession. This campaign has began with a freshness and genuine driven feeling of playing at his finest and when he does that he’s as great as it gets. There is no other midfield player that can generate space, a playmaker that can execute the passes that he does. It really is a joy to see him fitting into the group.

“It really is fair to say right now was a massive win for us. It really is a massive, massive step. We have to have to preserve having tighter as a group and preserve having improved.” 

Though in profession-finest kind, the Manchester City star was coy when asked if there had been any other players in the globe performing as properly as he has been. 

“Thankfully I do not have to judge that,” De Bruyne mentioned.

“I just have to play properly. I’m just content material. I’m feeling great. I have currently played lots of matches and am beginning to come into my rhythm. That is essential, mainly because there are nonetheless lots of games to play.

 “When your profession is more than, you can see what you have completed afterwards. But ideal now I just want to win competitions. The quicker we do that, the improved. That can also be quite essential for the rest of the season.”

Right after beating each San Marino and Scotland four-, Belgium stay prime of Group I for Euro 2020 qualifying, getting won all six of their games to date. 

Though De Bruyne stole the show on Monday, Martinez stressed the Red Devils performed properly as a group against Scotland.

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“It wasn’t just the good quality of play – we know the good quality we have,” he mentioned.

“Today we had to be quite great in lots of elements. We had to operate quite challenging off the ball – Scotland are expanding into becoming a technical group. We had to be clinical and the 1st target shows you that.

“From then on, it was quite straightforward to switch off. But the back 3 and Thibaut [Courtois] and the entire group, it was quite pleasing to get a clean sheet.” 


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