Kevin de Bruyne says Manchester Metropolis are able to combat for the Premier League title following their opening day victory over Wolves.
Metropolis’s two-year maintain on the title was damaged emphatically by Liverpool final season, with Jurgen Klopp’s males successful their first two video games of the season earlier than the Blues even travelled to Wolves.
However De Bruyne set a depleted Metropolis on their solution to a well-earned three factors from the penalty spot at Molineux, earlier than enjoying Raheem Sterling in to arrange Phil Foden to make it two. He then poked the ball to Gabriel Jesus for a 3rd objective in damage time after Wolves had pulled one again.
“I believe we performed very well,” De Bruyne advised Sky Sports activities after the sport.
“Clearly second half there’s going to be levels the place it is somewhat bit troublesome as a result of offensively they’re actually sturdy, however I believe we performed safe, we did not take too many dangers.
“And we knew with solely two weeks of coaching it should be laborious and we performed safe. Props to the defensive midfielders as a result of they saved it tight and I believe we did very well.”
Requested about Metropolis’s title probabilities in what can be an intense season, De Bruyne outlined the significance of a great begin.
“It is clearly laborious, it is a bizarre season however we all know it’s worthwhile to begin nicely,” he stated.
“Wolves have been a bogey crew for us this season so to come back right here and do that efficiency is encouraging as a result of we’re lacking a couple of gamers. However the crew did very well and the one factor we will do is play game-by-game. Thursday is one other one and we’ll attempt to do our greatest.”
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Metropolis and Liverpool have set the usual to elevate the Premier League title over the past three years with some unbelievable season-long efforts, and De Bruyne says his facet know the way laborious will probably be to compete in opposition to a facet like the present champions.
However the Belgian stated each groups will push one another to enhance much more this season as he insisted Metropolis will combat to win the title again.
He defined: “We all know if the tempo is similar because the final three years then it should be a tough job however we wish to combat in opposition to them. We have to combat in opposition to them. We make one another higher and for me that is what sport is all about.”