By 90Min
April 09, 2019

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has named teammates Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane among other world stars in his attempts to construct the 'perfect player'. 

The Belgium international has returned from a hamstring injury for City at a crucial time of the season, as Pep Guardiola's side look to secure an unprecedented quadruple, having already won the Carabao Cup earlier in the campaign. 

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One quarter of the quadruple comes in the shape of the Champions League, with City set to face Tottenham in the quarter-finals.

Ahead of the potentially season-defining tie, the talented midfielder was tasked by BT Sport with building what he sees as the 'perfect player', with qualities from different stars in the game.

For leadership, he chose teammate for both club and country Vincent Kompany, saying: "To choose leadership, and it's somebody I know. I have to say Vincent Kompany. 

"I see what he does on and off the pitch for club and country. I think he's probably one of the best leaders in the world for a team."

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Next was vision, with upcoming opponent Christian Eriksen selected, with the Dane's 11 Premier League assists this campaign certainly helping his case. 

He said: "I like a player like Eriksen. He's very underrated in people's minds. He creates a lot of chances for his teammates, and I know him already from his time in Ajax."

Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos was selected for the player's mentality, with the Spaniard's trophy haul of four Champions Leagues and a World Cup aiding the call.

De Bruyne said: "He just does everything to get the team fired up. Even taking a red card to win the game."

Another City player to get a mention was Leroy Sane due to his acceleration, with De Bruyne stating: "I would take Leroy, just because of his elegance, you know? He could be like a hundred metre runner and it wouldn't cost him any effort."

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante was the next selection for the player, with the work-rate of the two-time Premier League winner heralded by the City midfielder, claiming: "I would say N'Golo Kante. 

"The things that he does, he's incredible at them. He's a defensive hoover, which is really important also."

Finally, for the player's football brain, De Bruyne was modest enough to pick himself, although few could argue with that. Of himself he said: "I would say my football brain, to be fair. I'm pretty happy with it!"

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