Man City ace De Bruyne on derby defeat: We created enough to win | OneFootball

Man City ace De Bruyne on derby defeat: We created enough to win

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne insists they created enough to win after defeat to Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday.

De Bruyne said City's relentless mentality was still there but admitted the usual sharpness in front of goal was lacking.

"The mentality was still the same from us but we just couldn't get the ball in," the Belgian admitted.

"Then we played pretty good but we didn't score and that made a difference and made a mistake with the pressing for the second goal."

The visitors were gifted the perfect start after Gabriel Jesus fouled Anthony Martial in the penalty area, allowing Bruno Fernandes to open the scoring from the spot inside two minutes.

"It's not the best to be behind one minute into the game but then you still have the rest of the 90 minutes.

"I don't think we started well. We knew it would be hard from then and we played into their hands.

"We needed 15 minutes to settle. I think we then played well but we didn't score."

He added: "Obviously it's not nice to lose the derby but it happens. Its never nice to lose but sometimes it can be necessary.

"We overcame some bad spells today but we have to learn from this as a group."

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