Speaking from his home while in isolation, the Manchester City star discussed dream team-mates with Sportsmail’s Jamie Redknapp – who said he would love to see De Bruyne in a midfield three with Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
While Redknapp dreamed up what one of the most best midfield trios of all time, De Bruyne was thinking further up the pitch.
Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he would love to play alongside Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo
De Bruyne heaped praise on Ronaldo for his freak athleticism and goalscoring ability
‘I would look to strikers, someone like Thierry Henry, my coach at Belgium,’ De Bruyne said on the Football Daily Podcast.
‘Even someone like Cristiano, for me as a creative player you know he is going to be there so I want someone quick who can go deep, that would help me a lot. For what I do, strikers are the main importance.’
Redknapp agreed saying that the Portuguese talisman would love to be on the end of De Bruyne’s trademark cross – which De Bruyne claims could still be overcooked and Ronaldo would manage to reach it.
De Bruyne added: ‘Cristiano, I could cross it three metres higher and know he is still going to get it.’
De Bruyne joked Ronaldo could still reach a cross that was three metres higher than normal
De Bruyne (left) spoke with Sportsmail’s Jamie Redknapp (right) from his home on a video link
The 28-year-old has built a reputation as one of the best passers’ in the world, while Ronaldo’s freak athletic ability see him stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Before the Premier League came to an abrupt halt last month, De Bruyne lead the assists table with having set up 16 goals – four more than anyone else.
He has created 21 more chances and seven more big chances than any other Premier League player while also tops the league’s charts for successful passes into the final third.
So far in his career, De Bruyne has 170 assists from 438 games while he had 97 goals to his name.