Former Chelsea star: Kevin De Bruyne can be as good as Zinedine Zidane

Former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder Gus Poyet believes Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be as good as the legendary Zinedine Zidane if he keeps up his form.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Poyet, most recently seen on these shores managing Sunderland, showered praise on the 26-year-old who continues to deliver as a key man in Pep Guardiola’s City side.

“Kevin De Bruyne [has been the standout player this season],” Poyet told the Daily Star.

“He’s a player that is showing the world he knows what to do every time. If he can maintain this level, he’s going to have to be up there with Zinedine Zidane.

“When he needed to accelerate the team, Zidane would accelerate the team. When he needed to stop and make an extra second he would.

“I think De Bruyne, slowly, is becoming that player. He knows what to do at the right time, most of the time, and if he can maintain that he’s going to be a great player.”

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