Kevin De Bruyne urged his Manchester City teammates to stay true to Pep Guardiola’s philosophy.
“We need to go game by game,” De Bruyne said. “We dropped some points along the way, but I think the reaction of the team has always been really good, the way we play has always been the same and we have played good football.
“This is the way to go forward. This is the way we have played four seasons with Pep Guardiola and this is not going to change. We work hard and we dedicate a lot to playing well and if this is the way we play, people will enjoy it. We just try to win game by game and at the end of the season we will see what happens. If we don’t win it we don’t win it, but we work and play hard every day and this is the way to go forward.”
De Bruyne provided an assist in City’s 3-1 victory over Leicester City last weekend. The Citizens are still 11 points behind Liverpool with the Reds holding a one-game advantage.
“I think the first thing I do is try to set an example for the rest of my team-mates by working hard, giving a lot of energy and fighting for the team,” De Bruyne continued. “Afterwards, the talent and the dedication can make the difference. This is the way to go forward. The first thing we need to do is to work as a team and afterwards we have enough quality to make the difference.”
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