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Kevin De Bruyne picks his greatest 5-a-side team and includes 'unbelievable' Virgil van Dijk


Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne picks his greatest 5-a-side team and includes ‘unbelievable’ Virgil van Dijk, N’Golo Kante and ‘wind-up’ team-mate Bernardo Silva

  • Kevin De bruyne included Liverpool defender Virgil van Djik in his 5-a-side team
  • The Belgian was complimentary of Van Djik and named him as one of the best 
  • N’Golo Kante, Bernardo Silva, Neymar and Lionel Messi all made it in his team 











Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has named his ultimate 5-a-side team and included three Premier League stars. 

In recent chat with Rio Ferdinand, the Belgium international was asked to pick his top five players – no goalkeepers included. 

He included PSG duo Neymar and Lionel Messi as well as Premier League rival N’Golo Kante, team-mate Bernardo Silva as well as Virgil van Djik. 

Kevin De Bruyne was complimentary of Liverpool's Virgil van Djik and included him in his team

Kevin De Bruyne was complimentary of Liverpool’s Virgil van Djik and included him in his team

PSG superstars Neymar (R) and Lionel Messi (L) both made De Bruyne's 5-a-side team

PSG superstars Neymar (R) and Lionel Messi (L) both made De Bruyne’s 5-a-side team 

De Druyne was complimentary of the Liverpool defender when Ferdinand asked if he’s the best defender in the world. He said: ‘I think he’s up there. He was unbelievable before his injury, obviously he had his ACL.

‘He came back to a real high level. It’s very difficult always to say ‘he’s better than this one…’ but he’s probably top three in the world alongside Ruben [Dias] and some other players. I think he deserves it.’

Instead of picking himself in midfield, De Bruyne opted for team-mate Silva in the middle of the park and likened him to a City legend. 

He said: ‘In small spaces he’s unbelievable. He reminds me a bit of David (Silva).

De Bruyne also heaped praise on his team-mate Bernardo Silva and likened him to David Silva

De Bruyne also heaped praise on his team-mate Bernardo Silva and likened him to David Silva

‘He’s a wind-up, people hate that about him. He gives you a little bit of everything and with the team that I have he fits in perfectly. His quality this year has been unbelievable.’

The decision to put Kante in midfield seemed to be an easy one for De Bruyne as he said: “I need (N’Golo) Kante.’

PSG duo Neymar and Messi – who De Bruyne has come up against twice this season – make up the attack in his 5-a-side team. 



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