Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reserved special praise for rival holding midfielder Casemiro after the Brazilian’s season at Real Madrid.
The Spain international was discussing how the defensive midfield role had evolved over the years and was asked who he thought were the current best players in his position.
"There are a lot of great midfielders in the world, with each player having their own unique style," Busquets is quoted as saying by Marca.
"No two players at this level are the same, but in my position I would reserve a special mention for Casemiro, who is playing really well.
"Elsewhere, Bruno has enjoyed a great year at Villarreal while N'Golo Kante has been excellent along with Nemanja Matic at Chelsea, as has Ander Herrera (at Manchester United)."