Kevin De Bruyne admits that Manchester City has made too many mistakes and Liverpool ‘deserves to win’
“It feels like the first season with Pep”: Kevin De Bruyne admits that the form of Manchester City under Guardiola has not been good enough and says that Liverpool “deserves to be champion”
- Kevin De Bruyne was one of the best artists of Manchester City this season
- But he admits that they have not been good enough and Liverpool deserves to win
- He has blamed expensive team errors for their Premier League position
Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that the Manchester City season was substandard prior to their Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
The midfielder, who was one of City’s top players this year, said the campaign reminds him of the first first season of Pep Guardiola in English football.
The champions languished 22 points behind Liverpool’s runaway leaders in the Premier League but are still fighting for trophies on three fronts, including the Champions League.
Kevin De Bruyne says that this season reminds him of the first season of Pep Guardiola in Manchester
The 28-year-old told it Sky Sports: “We are performing well, but we have lost too many points. It feels a bit like the first season with Pep where we played good football, but we made too many mistakes.
“There are games where you think you have complete control and we’ve actually given it away in the last five or ten minutes, and in this period of time when Liverpool doesn’t drop points, every point you drop is too much.
“Even if we had done better, I think the way Liverpool performs this year and basically wins everything, it deserves to win and become champions again.”
De Bruyne, who has scored eight goals and 16 assists in this campaign’s competition, said that mistakes have cost City, but they can’t complain about playing the second fiddle to Liverpool.
The midfielder said Liverpool deserves to win the Premier League this season
He added: ‘The only frustration we have had is making too many mistakes and it has nothing to do with it [Liverpool], it’s more that we know that if we didn’t make these mistakes, it would come closer.
‘We also accept it because you know how hard you have to work to be that good and there is a lot of respect from both sides for each other. If they win it this way, it must be so. “
The playmaker went on to say that he believes he is close to winning the Ballon d’Or.
He has a chance to win City’s first silverware against Aston Villa on Sunday.
His stunning performance against Real Madrid in Bernabeu also gives the Manchester side an excellent opportunity to reach the Champions League quarterfinals and win the trophy the club has long avoided.
Liverpool rushes to the title and is currently 22 points ahead of Champions City