Manchester City are widely recognized as one of the best teams in the world – and Kevin De Bruyne one of the best players in the game.
Pep Guardiola’s side, with the playmaker in the squad that has already lifted the Carabao Cup this season, are close to winning the Premier League and have reserved a place in the Champions League final.
“It’s an incredible team. Honestly, whatever their position they are covered, ”Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell told talkSPORT.
“You don’t need me to tell you that, you also see it every week. Some of the one-two that go by, the speed of thought with these guys – they all seem to be on the same channel.
“When they’re there it’s scary what they can do.”
In De Bruyne, one of the best midfielders in the world, here is a man who has more than played his part in a potential hat-trick.
The 29-year-old, despite his injuries, recorded 11 Premier League assists in 24 matches, placing him second behind Harry Kane and underscoring the quality he possesses.
Cantwell and the Canaries have fond memories of their confrontation with De Bruyne and co. at home, producing a superb performance to beat the defending champions 3-2 at Carrow Road in September 2019.
It was a whole different story at the Etihad ten months later, however, as Cantwell recalled. De Bruyne scored twice in a 5-0 beating against an already relegated Norwich.
“I remember the away game that wasn’t so successful, it honestly felt like it was a FIFA game he put the difficulty ‘easy’ on.
“That’s the best way I can describe him, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do.
“Honestly, I don’t think anybody could have done anything that day, when a player like that has these tools – I don’t think you can stop him when he goes.”