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De Bruyne: ‘I Don’t Feel Any Pressure’

Manchester City’s record signing Kevin De Bruyne remains confident that he will keep on evolving and make an impact on the team in the near future.

De Bruyne, 24, scored his first goal for his new team in City’s 2-1 loss against West Ham over the weekend. De Bruyne joined City from German side Wolfsburg on Aug. 30 for a £55 million transfer fee. The Belgian international signed a six-year deal with City. He got to play as the central attacking midfield role against West Ham after David Silva got injured during warmups.

De Bruyne remains confident that his game will improve as he gets more and more familiar with his new teammates.

“I can only get better if I play with great players. This team has a lot of great players,” De Bruyne told The Guardian. “I think when I know the team a bit better I will get even more of the ball I am adapting well to the team. It is just the beginning so I don’t feel any pressure. I just try to play my game.”

Although he prefers to play down the middle, he’s capable of playing out wide on both flanks. De Bruyne was set to start on the right side against West Ham, but moved into the middle when Silva got injured and Jesus Navas slotted in on the right flank.

“I can play the three positions,” De Bruyne said. “Obviously, even if I am on the No10 I change position so much. I think you need to do that if you play against teams like West Ham who are defending with nine men.”

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