Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne admits it is ‘nearly impossible’ for the champions to improve.
Pep Guardiola’s side began the defence of their Premier League title with a 5-0 thrashing of West Ham at the London Stadium last weekend, the emphatic win sending an ominous warning to the rest of the division as City bid for a third consecutive title.
De Bruyne admits he anticipates teams to approach games against the champions differently this season, but says he is confident his side can adapt and continue to break down defensive line-ups.
“Obviously teams are going to play differently, maybe even more defensively than they did, so we may have to learn how to break things down in a different way,” KDB told mancity.com.
“That’s what we did last year differently to the previous season.
“That’s something that will come along the way, it’s not something that you can really prepare for now.”
Having amassed record hauls of 100 and 98 points in the past two seasons, Man City have set unprecedented standards of consistency in the Premier League.
In what will be music to the ears of City’s title rivals, De Bruyne admits it is ‘nearly impossible’ for the club to continue improving, but believes they will continue to be successful if they ‘stay constant’.
“You can always improve but the main thing you must do as a team is stay constant,” he added.
“To improve is more individual, but as a team to do much, much better than we did in the last two years is nearly impossible.”