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Humble De Bruyne delighted with City style

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The Belgium international believes that his outstanding is a result of Guardiola’s offensive playstyle.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is adamant that his incredible performances on the pitch would not have been possible if it had not been for his team’s improved style of play. The Citizens have taken the Premier League by storm since the start of the 2017-18 campaign, holding an eight-point lead over Manchester United and remaining unbeaten in all competitions.

One of the best performers at the Etihad Stadium has certainly been Kevin De Bruyne, who has helped the Sky-Blues flourish under Pep Guardiola. The Belgium international scored his third league goal against Leicester City, but his involvement in the build-ups of City’s attacks has been magnificent and he believes that his incredible form is the result of the attacking style of football implemented by Guardiola.

“It’s not about me,” he told reporters after the Leicester game, according to Goal. “It’s about how the team plays and the way that the team is playing makes it easier for me.

“Obviously I think it is a type of football that is good for me as a player individually, but I think also — the way that the team is playing — it just makes it easier for everybody.

“Everybody knows what they need to do and everybody has their own quality.”

The Belgium international was even applauded upon coming off the pitch at King Power Stadium, but he once again decided to give credit to his team-mates rather than himself alone.

“It feels nice; sometimes it’s a strange feeling but it’s nice to be appreciated,” he added.

“It would not only be me — it’s just the way we are playing that people appreciate, the style of playing. Obviously everyone has their own style but, from a neutral point of view, everyone likes to see the way that we are playing.”