Manchester City ran away with last season’s Premier League and were rarely troubled, but Kevin De Bruyne is enjoying this season’s title race which is proving to be much more competitive.
City again had to play after Liverpool at the weekend, putting the pressure on them to close the gap to 4 points – but once again they delivered with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.
De Bruyne is relishing the pressure and also believes Tottenham are still very much in the title race.
“There’s two teams and even Tottenham, who have so many points at this stage of the season,” De Bruyne said.
“It’s quite remarkable because in a lot of seasons you would already be 10 or 12 points ahead, but this season it’s tight and I like it.
“I like it to be competitive. In the end that’s what it’s all about.”
The 27-year-old was also happy with City’s result against Huddersfield, a comfortable win despite the Blues being somewhat under par – particularly in the first half.
“Every game is important these days. It was good to come here, it was going to be tough because they changed manager and you know they’re going to be up for it.
“But in the end it was a good job. We scored three goals and no goals against, so we did what we had to do.”