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Record is a big ask for Kevin

- By David McDon­nell Sports · College Sports · Soccer · Manchester City Football Club · Manchester · Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. · Liverpool · Liverpool Football Club

KEVIN DE BRUYNE ad­mits it will be hard for him to re­pro­duce last sea­son’s hero­ics for Manch­ester City.

De Bruyne con­jured up a record- equalling 20 as­sists in the Premier League last term – 23 in to­tal – and scored 16 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions.

The mid­fielder be­gan this sea­son with a goal and an as­sist in the 3- 1 win at Wolves on Mon­day, but be­lieves it will be dif­fi­cult to emu­late last sea­son’s phe­nom­e­nal statis­tics.

De Bruyne said: “It’s hard. I would pre­fer to have had five goals and five as­sists and go away with the ti­tle.

“These days a lot is about statis­tics, but I try my best for the team. If you have good num­bers, it helps the team. But even if I play badly, I have to try to con­trib­ute one way or another and that’s what I try to do.”

City lost the ti­tle to Liver­pool by 18 points last sea­son. De Bruyne added: “If the ti­tle pace is the same as the past few years, it’ll be hard. We want to fight with Liver­pool.”

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DE BRUYNE: Chal­lenge

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