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Manchester City £200m Spending Doesn't Make Us Favourites - Kelvin De Bruyne

Manchester City £200m Spending Doesn't Make Us Favourites - Kelvin De Bruyne
26/8/2017
Kelvin De Bruyne


Manchester City spent about £200 Million, the most among Premier League teams this summer Transfer window to build a squad, after Pep Guardiola finished the season for the first time without a trophy in his Managerial Career.



However, Kelvin De Bruyne believes that, City summer spendings doesn't really make them Premier League favorites but acknowledge that, great expectations are on the team after that much spending this summer.

"I think we have six favourites every time so if one wins, people say the other five failed," the Belgium international said. "It's very difficult, Chelsea, Liverpool, United, Tottenham, Arsenal will say the same if they don't win. They want to win the title and we want to win the title, so it makes a good competition in the end for all of us.

"We will try to win, but I think everybody invests a lot. We invested a lot of money on six or seven players, I think United did a little bit less money for three players so maybe they spend on average more money than us.

"Other teams like Tottenham didn't really spend, but we had a lot of players released so we needed players to come otherwise we wouldn't have had the squad to play.

"There's a project going on and I think if everyone looks at the big picture everybody sees that a lot of the older players were released and we bought players who were almost all 23 or under so it's a new team, it's a new project and obviously it takes time and it takes money."

Manchester City will head to Bournemouth, a side which has been cheaply assembled when compared to City, but the Belgian believes it doesn't give City a big advantage off the Cherries.

"I don't think it matters who we play, they will try to raise their game. I don't think any of the players care much how much City are spending or how much they're paying," he said.

"If you're on the field it doesn't matter what cheque you get at the end of the month. We just have to do our duty as football players.

"Everybody prefers to play Champions League in front of 80, 90,000 people than play in front of 20,000 but this game is not a friendly so everybody knows what they have to do.

"We are professionals, we play like professionals, so you need to win the game whatever the task is and I think everybody is prepared to do that."
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