Aston Villa's Jack Grealish praises Kevin de Bruyne on Instagram

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park on September 09, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn came up against Kevin de Bruyne as Scotland were thrashed by Belgium on Monday night.

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium scores their fourth goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park on September 09, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has stated on Instagram that Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is the 'best midfielder in the world'.

On Monday night, De Bruyne provided three assists and scored one goal as Belgium outclassed helpless Scotland - Villa's John McGinn came onto the pitch as a late substitute. 

 

Nonetheless, it was a masterclass performance from the Manchester City player, who topped off the night by placing his first-time shot into the bottom corner. 

Whilst watching the game unfold, Grealish sent this message from his personal Instagram account about De Bruyne: 

Grealish message

For large parts of last season, De Bruyne was injured as he missed City winning the domestic treble and pipping Liverpool to the Premier League title in dramatic fashion. 

Now that he is fit and at his best, De Bruyne is tearing opposition defences apart, as he will be looking to do the same to Villa when they take on Manchester City next month. 

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa beats Crystal Palace's Gary Cahill

Dean Smith's side will travel to the Etihad Stadium at the end of October, as Grealish will come up against and see in first person what it's like playing against 'the best midfielder in the world'.

Aside from Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's side are clear favourites against whichever team they come up against and that will be the same for when Villa visit. 

At this moment in time, the Midlands outfit have started off the season in an indifferent manner and they will be hoping they will be on a positive run by the time they come up against the Premier League champions. 

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa reaction during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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