Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne doesn’t think that his side’s title-winning experience gives them an advantage over Liverpool as the teams battle it out for Premier League glory between now and May.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, City’s Belgian star admitted that it could, in fact, be Liverpool who possess the advantage of not having won a recent league title as that extra hunger could drive The Reds on over the next three months.
“I don’t think knowing how to win the Premier League is an advantage, last season most of us didn’t know how to win a league but sometimes that makes you hungrier if you haven’t won it,” said De Bruyne.
“We are trying to repeat what we did last year and try to win as many games as we can.
“We will see where we are in two months, if the gap is close it will be a tight race and if it’s not, it’s not.”
City marched their way to a record-breaking 100-point Premier League season last year. However, some surprise defeats plus the added pressure of a worthy adversary in Liverpool seems to have played its part in recent months.
Pep Guardiola’s men got back to within two points of Liverpool thanks to their 3-1 victory over Arsenal yesterday at the Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool will play their game in hand tonight in London against West Ham United.
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