The Manchester City boss also says his Belgium midfielder, who is now in sensational form, needs to win trophies to be considered a world-beater.
Two first half goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus maintained City's 100% winning record in the Champions League and will seal a place in the knockout stages should they avoid defeat in Naples in a fortnight's time.
But the former England U21 star could very well be known for something else if De Bruyne fails to win the POTY award.
Away from his antics with Silva, the Belgian produced yet another aesthetically pleasing assist against Italian giants Napoli, cementing himself as one of the best midfielders in European football. But if you want to be among the great players, you have to win titles. He is a fantastic player, the whole team loves him.
14 detained, released for bursting firecrackers near SC
Police team raided the premises and arrested one person named Vijay while crackers worth lakhs of rupees were seized, he said. The Supreme Court's decision to ban the sale of crackers during Diwali has become a highly contentious issue.
The Belgium playmaker has started the season in impressive form and was at his absolute best on Saturday as City tore Stoke apart 7-2 - you can read our thoughts on Manchester City's performance in this week's Monday Verdict. He wants to play every game and fight until the end. He is a guy who scored 60 goals for the last eight, nine, ten seasons.
Guardiola, meanwhile, has dismissed suggestions from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis the Serie A leaders should rest players tonight.
But Guardiola is not taking those remarks seriously and said: 'Do I believe him?