Ryan Christie has confessed he seems to be just like”class action” Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgium midfielder dominated the 4-0 win over Scotland.
The Manchester City celebrity set up first-half goals for Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld since the people punished mistakes by Steve Clarke’s side within their European Qualifier .
Even the 28-year-old then curled in a fourth with consummate ease in the 82nd minute to round off the grading and also Celtic midfielder Christie was amazed after struggling last 47, with De Bruyne, who has also begun his domestic season.
“He is a class act,” Christie said. “All these are the type of players whom I hope to. He’s in a similar position to me. The rankings he selects and the way he disturbs teams and his finishing .
“The ball in for their second aim was frightening and his finish to its fourth is fairly impressive also.
“It’s excellent for me. I need to test myself against the top teams on the planet so it is a learning experience for me so hopefully I understand from it and move on.”
The defeat has been the fourth out of six Group I which leaves them in fifth place of Scotland , over minnows San Marino who are bottom and without a point after losing 2-1 at home to Russia on Friday night.
The unwanted of clarke have four games remaining, Russia off and San Marino at home next month, until Cyprus off and Kazakhstan in Hampden in November. Christie insists he is confident of Scotland qualifying for a significant tournament for the first time since 1998.
He said:”Moving to it (the effort ) we had the play-offs as a fall-back, we didn’t need to have to work with it but it looks like we are going to get to if we’re going to create it there.
“Obviously they were two very disappointing effects but after that, we nevertheless feel close as a team. We have taken more of this supervisor’s thoughts . I believe there are although I know that it seems daft.
“It is the small things that cost you at this level in football, particularly against a team like Belgium. They scored in their. It is tough to plagiarize as well as the quality they have once they move is exceptional.
“That’s the level we’re attempting to reach. We’ve got four games left in the group to finish as high as we can and take that in the play-off.”