Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne claims there is a lot of respect between his side and Premier League title rivals Liverpool.
Cityzens are three points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s men and their goal difference was significantly better as Molineux beat Wolves 5-1.
Kevin De Bruyne had a great run against the Europa League, scoring City’s first four goals, including a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes.
The 30-year-old was cool in his performances but insisted his side are only focused on their next game, which is a trip to West Ham.
After Wolves were demolished, De Bruyne told Sky Sports (quoted by the Manchester Evening News):
“It’s crazy, the standard we all set you can only respect it. They played until the end of the season. We know how hard it is, both teams have ultimate respect and we play hard. That’s what we’re all about. What we can do, we have to be ready. West Ham is not easy, we will try to go there and win the game”
Kevin De Bruyne appears to be sending a message to Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland
On Tuesday 10 May, the Sky Blue announced on their official Twitter that they had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for 21-year-old striker Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian superstar, who scored 85 goals in 88 appearances in 17 months at Dortmund, will complete an already terrifying attack. It has already netted 94 times in the top flight this season.
The Belgian appeared to mimic Haaland’s famous celebration after Kevin De Bruyne’s hat-trick slammed into the far corner with his weaker foot.
The playmaker explained after the game that he was delighted to have scored his first City hat-trick.
“I did a couple of interviews and they said ‘Is it Haaland?’, I only did it because I scored the three points, it never happened! You just take your chance, miss it and miss it.”
Guardiola was asked how quickly Haaland could adapt to life in Manchester after his side won their fifth successive league title, scoring 22 goals. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Spaniard replied:
“Congratulations very much to the club, he is signing next year. He is a young talented player and I am delighted that he has decided to come and join us. We will work together next season and hopefully he can settle down and help him in Manchester and the house as soon as possible Settle in. I’m pretty sure he’ll get used to the way we want to play very quickly.”