Arsenal defender Rob Holding has said that Kevin De Bruyne is his favourite player in the Premier League.
Having won five Premier League titles with City since his arrival back in 2015, the midfielder has been a pivotal figure for the Citizens in recent years.
Even though he’s now set to spend the next four months recovering from hamstring surgery, the 32-year-old has found himself being the topic of discussion with another top-flight player aiming to take the Premier League title away from City.
Holding raves over De Bruyne
He said: “He makes it sound so easy, he’s a joke. The last couple of years he’s been my favourite Premier League player to watch. He’s just special.
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“He is quick and he never stops running, that’s why he’s always red faced. By the 60th minute, it’s like stages, I’ve seen pictures of his face where he gets redder and redder and redder as he gets towards the end of the game, it’s non-stop.”
During his time at City, the 32-year-old has made 358 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 96 goals and delivering 153 assists along the way.
In fact, the Belgian has now equalled Frank Lampard’s record of providing 102 Premier League assists, leaving only three players with more.
Last season saw De Bruyne end his latest Premier League winning campaign with more goal-creating actions (31) than any other player in the division as well as the highest rate of shot-creating actions (6.55).
This could be why Holding is such a big admirer of the City star as he’s so consistently effective in terms of creating goalscoring opportunities for his teammates.
Moving forward, Pep Guardiola’s side will have to make sure they can get through the next few months without the imperial Belgian in the team, which they managed to do last weekend with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.