‘He’s probably handing out all his Easter eggs that he’s the rest’: Jamie Redknapp praises ‘phenomenal’ Kevin De Bruyne and calls him the best passer the Premier League has EVER seen after starring in victory in Leicester
- Kevin De Bruyne played the lead on Saturday when Manchester City beat Leicester 2-0
- His stunning pass led to the second goal of the match that secured victory
- Jamie Redknapp praised De Bruyne for his ‘phenomenal’ post-game pass
Kevin De Bruyne has been hailed as the ‘best passer’ to a ball in Premier League history following Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Leicester.
Pep Guardiola’s side were 17 points free at the top of the table with seven games to go after goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.
Their second goal was scored by a brilliant pass from De Bruyne, who took five Leicester players out of the game with a brilliant through ball.
Kevin De Bruyne played a brilliant pass for Manchester City’s second goal in their win
Jamie Redknapp called the Belgian the ‘best passer’ of the ball in the history of the Premier League
His pass found Jesus square to Raheem Sterling, and the ball was rolled back so that the Brazilian attacker could clear it.
De Bruyne didn’t get the assist in front of goal, but it was his vision and weight of pass that led to goal that nearly sealed Man City’s victory.
After the game, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp praised De Bruyne for a ‘phenomenal’ pass.
He said: ‘De Bruyne is the best passer the Premier League has ever seen. Killer ball passes, I’ve never seen anyone like him. The precision, the weight of the step, phenomenal. ‘
Redknapp later added: ‘I love him. All major players seem to have more time on the field.
His football IQ is so high that he sees the pass, analyzes it and the ability to execute it is phenomenal.
‘Everything looks so easy for him, he’s probably handed out all of his Easter eggs, he’s just as good to everyone else.
‘I’ve never seen a better passer of the ball than him. He can hit a 30 year old like Scholes, those little passes, he just sees it so easily, what a player. ‘
Leicester struggled to deal with De Bruyne when they fell to a 2-0 defeat against the front runners
De Bruyne also received praise from former Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
“He has to be there with the best midfielders in the world,” Richards said on Sky Sports.
“ Why he’s so hard to mark is that he can always find that little bit of space and he can play left foot and right foot, always face forward, shoot, tackle, press, anything. ”
It was a comfortable win for Manchester City, which dominated possession as the Foxes struggle to face De Bruyne.
So far this season, De Bruyne has scored five goals and provided 11 assists as the leaders seem destined to win the Premier League with such a huge gap at the top.