Kevin De Bruyne is not letting comparisons to the world’s greatest players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, bother him.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez recently told ESPN he believes the Manchester City star can reach the same highs as Messi and Ronaldo.
“Absolutely [he can],” Martinez said. “I think when you see the players that you mention [Messi and Ronaldo], obviously you [have to] become consistent with your performances in order to reach that level.
“The level of performance that Kevin is having this season [and] the level of performance he had last campaign shows you that he has the potential of reaching those highs.”
Speaking to Sky Sports News, KDB didn’t seem too flattered by Martinez’s comments, and is staying level-headed.
“I don’t care. I really don’t care. People compare too many players with each other, you have too many good players in the world.
“In the end, I will only win individual awards if I win something with City.
“I try to play the way I am playing at the moment and obviously the way we are playing is very positive and for us it’s nice.
“Everybody is in the same spirit. We want to play the football that we play.”
The 26-year-old also played down the idea of City becoming the new ‘Invincibles’ and repeating Arsenal’s feat from years gone by.
“I don’t think that will be possible because I think you have so many games and too many important games.
“The power of the Premier League means every team has a lot of money and every team has a lot of quality players, so I think one day or another you will face a team who find a system to beat you, or they have a better day.”
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