Redknapp says De Bruyne is the Premier League's greatest ever passer

‘He’s probably already given his Easter eggs out he’s that ahead of everyone else’: Jamie Redknapp lauds ‘phenomenal’ Kevin De Bruyne and labels him the best passer the Premier League has EVER seen after his starring role in Leicester win

  • Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City beat Leicester 2-0 on Saturday
  • His stunning pass led to the second goal of the game that secured the victory
  • Jamie Redknapp praised De Bruyne for his ‘phenomenal’ pass after the game  

Kevin De Bruyne has been lauded as the ‘best passer’ of a ball in Premier League history following Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Leicester.

Pep Guardiola’s side went 17 points clear at the top of the table with seven games to go after goals by Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.

Their second goal was created by a stunning 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 victory

Jamie Redknapp labelled the Belgian as the ‘best passer’ of the ball in Premier League history

His pass found Jesus who squared it for Raheem Sterling, and the ball was rolled back for the Brazilian striker to tuck away.

De Bruyne didn’t get the assist for the goal, but it was his vision and weight of pass which led to the goal which all but sealed victory for Man City.

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, weight of pass, phenomenal.’

Redknapp later added: ‘I love him. All great players seem to have more time on the pitch. 

‘His football IQ is so high the way he spots the pass, analyses it and the ability to execute it is phenomenal. 

‘Everything looks so easy for him, he’s probably already given his Easter eggs out he’s just that ahead of everyone else. 

‘I’ve never seen a better passer of the ball than him. He can hit a 30-yarder like Scholes, those little passes, he just sees it so easy, what a player.’

Leicester struggled to handle De Bruyne as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to the league leaders

De Bruyne also received praise from former Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

‘He’s got to be up there with the best midfielders in the world,’ Richards said on Sky Sports. 

‘Why he’s so hard to mark is he can always find that little bit of space and he can play left foot, right foot, always looks to pass forward, he can shoot, tackle, press, everything.’

It was a comfortable victory for Manchester City, who dominated possession as the Foxes struggle to cope with De Bruyne.

So far this season, De Bruyne has scored five goals and provided 11 assists as the leaders look destined to win the Premier League with such a huge gap at the top.  

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