Sun 02 April 2023 | 18:53

De Bruyne believes Manchester City can cope without Haaland

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne says Saturday’s 4-1 win over Liverpool shows City can cope in Erling Haaland's absence.

Manchester City managed to beat their rivals Liverpool 4-1 without injured Erling Haaland on Saturday and De Bruyne who scored one goal and provided one assist believes this victory showed City can cope without their first-choice striker.

"Erling is an unbelievable player, but we've been winning loads of games in the last eight years that I've been here,"

he told City's website.

"He's an additional piece that helps us a lot, but we know if he's not there, we have Julian who is a World Cup winner.

"I don't think it's a bad replacement we have as a team-mate. Everybody knows their task and whoever is on the pitch will do the job."

City is eight points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, but they have a game in hand.

De Bruyne who has won the Premier League four times said they will push Arsenal until the end of the season.

"Obviously, we know we are behind,"

he added.

"We are still doing a really good job and are playing in three competitions.

"To be [at] this stage of the season and to be there means you've been consistent.

"In the league, Arsenal have been a little bit better than us, but we can try and win as many games as possible and see where we end up."

source: SportMob

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