Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne has said that he can become much better with Manchester City this season. The midfielder missed various parts of the previous campaign through injury and he appears keen on making amends after a bright start on the personal scale. De Bruyne has already contributed three assists for the Citizens in the Premier League and two of those came during the recent league clash against Tottenham Hotspur which ended in a high-scoring 2-2 draw.
Speaking to the club’s official website, De Bruyne said that he is feeling good after the return from a frustrating spell on the sidelines. He added that he has room to make further progress, now that he seems to have completely recovered after sustaining as many as five injuries last term, he told: “I feel good and I’m becoming better. It’s still the beginning of the season so sometimes it’s heavy but I feel fine so everything will be OK this season. We played well and I think we deserved to win. The team played really well and played offensively the way we want to play.”
Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City still have the title in their hands and that he believes that every of the remaining five matches for his team can be won. City go into the last five matches of the season looking to overcome a two-point deficit to Liverpool, who have played a game more. After the weekend’s results in which Liverpool were able to beat Chelsea and City were able to overcome Crystal Palace, the gap remains at two points. City have a more difficult fixture list with games against the likes of Tottenham coming up, but Guardiola says that his team are more than capable of winning all of the remaining matches.
Manchester City have an immensely powerful squad that is capable of handling a lot of injuries, but the biggest problem for City will be their presence in other cup competitions. Apart from the Premier League, City are also involved in the Champions League and they have the FA Cup final also coming up. The club are aiming for a highly unlikely treble after having already picked up the League Cup back in February. Only a few weeks ago, Guardiola prayed that his team should not get any more injuries and it is a surprise from a manager who has the biggest squad strength in the league.