Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Bruyne Has Belief in Team despite Anfield Loss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Bruyne Has Belief in Team despite Anfield Loss

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KEVIN de Bruyne admits that City need 'something special' to keep alive their Champions League dream.

But the Blues midfield ace warned cock-a-hoop Liverpool that an early goal in the second leg on Tuesday could quickly change the complexion of the quarter-final tie.

Most City fans have virtually written off any hope of overturning the 3-0 deficit from the first leg but De Bruyne still feels City can pull off an unlikely revival.

"It's a difficult task but I have confidence in the team," said De Bruyne. "If we start well and maybe score an early goal, you never know.

"They scored three in 90 minutes and we have already shown a lot of times we can score more than three in 90 minutes, so we'll see.

"You never know - it's football. I have confidence in the way that we play, and in our team. …

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