Kevin de Bruyne reacts to THAT performance against Real Madrid

Kevin de Bruyne insists Manchester City's lavish spending will pay off this season.
The Belgian playmaker starred in Wednesday's 4-1 win against Real Madrid - and claims the nature of the victory against the back-to-back Champions League winners was evidence of City's progress under Pep Guardiola.
After enduring his first trophyless season in his debut campaign at the Etihad, Guardiola has embarked on an unprecedented overhaul of his squad.
He's already spent more than £200m on Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Douglas Luiz - and is pursuing deals for Alexis Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe.
De Bruyne accepts City's transfer business has been extravagant - but is adamant it will prove money well spent.
Kevin de Bruyne reacts to THAT performance against Real Madrid

"Who can say that spending £200m is normal? It isn’t.
"But how the league and football is going at the moment, its normal prices.
"Obviously it’s a lot of money, but it’s things that we needed to do. The revenue that the club gets in will be more than the £200m.
"When you play 60-65 games a season and still have national team, everybody needs to be fresh.
"We had a few problems last year in that side with a little bit of injury so I think now we can cope with that.
acquisitions are really good."
After being backed financially by City's Abu Dhabi owners, Guardiola is under pressure to deliver silverware this year.
Victory against Real - coming after the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in Houston last week - was an encouraging sign ahead of the season.
"I think we’re on the right way," said De Bruyne. "Obviously this game doesn’t say a lot, but it says that we’re moving in the right direction.
"Hopefully we can have a good performance against Tottenham (in Nashville on Saturday) and then we will work hard in Manchester to be ready for August 12."
De Bruyne failed repeat the success of his season at City last term - with Guardiola asking him to play in a more withdrawn role at times.
His performance against Real was reminder of his quality - playing a part in all three of City's goals before being substituted in the second half.
Guardiola suggested the 26-year-old needs to be in the right mental state to repeat that form on a consistent basis, saying: "Since I arrived I think when his mood is optimistic, he's happy, quite well, he makes performances like this.
"It is difficult to find a player with his qualities, he runs and fights and moves and helps teammates. It is not easy to find all around the world.
"Hopefully he can be stable in that way. When his mood is positive like in the last three weeks, he is able to do whatever he wants."
De Bruyne believes it was his partnership with Yaya Toure that contributed to his stand out display in front of 93,000 fans at the LA Coliseum.
"I know perfectly well what Yaya wants and he knows me," he said.
"We are already playing for two years together so we obviously know each other well.
"Yaya is a very experienced player. He is one of the leaders of the group and I just try to do my thing.
"It worked out well, but it’s still pre-season and we have to work hard to be fully fit.
"I feel that I’m doing well and I’m working hard to be 100 per cent at the start of the season.”

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