Kevin De Bruyne says he has no sympathy for Premier League runners-up Liverpool, insisting Manchester City were ‘just better’ than their rivals.
De Bruyne’s City pipped Liverpool to the title by just a single point, despite Jurgen Klopp’s side losing just once all season and finished with a club-record 97 points.
Asked during an interview with The Guardian if he has sympathy for Liverpool and their 97 point total, De Bruyne simply said: “No.”
“It’s a remarkable effort but it means that we were just better than them in the end. I don’t feel sorry for them because I don’t think they’d feel sorry for us. I don’t think anybody felt sorry about the way we went out of the Champions League.”
De Bruyne admits he understands the disappointment Liverpool will be feeling as their 29-year wait for a league title continues, but says Man City ‘want to win’ just as much as the Merseyside club.
“I know how they feel because you’re going to feel disappointed,” he added.
“We’d feel the same if it happened to us. But we’re still competitors. We want to win as much as they do but I can understand the feelings they have.”