Carragher said in an interview recently that De Bruyne is a player that coaches dream of, second only to Messi and Ronaldo.
Carragher said: "Yes, De Bruyne is the best player in the Premier League. He won the PFA (Professional Players' Union) Player of the Year last year. Some players have to experience a perfect season to get this honor. But. For De Bruyne, even if he has not won this honor, I think he is the best player in the Premier League."
"Before Hazard went to Real Madrid, I also said this. Whether he won the PFA Player of the Year or not, he is the best player in the Premier League. Now, De Bruyne is the best player in the Premier League. . When we talk about the best player in the world, I would say De Bruyne. Now, I will put him in the first position of the second-tier stars, second only to Ronaldo and Messi."
"If you ask me who I want to introduce to my team, it is De Bruyne. His assists and goals are what the coach dreams of. His passing ability may be what we have seen in the Premier League. The best I've ever had, when he was around 35 years old, he was still competent in the midfield position. This is not a problem at all."