Kevin de Bruyne provides honest assessment and criticises one aspect of Man City's performance vs Borussia Dortmund

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City should have “scored a little bit more”, after the Blues secured a 2-1 win in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund.
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Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City should have “scored a little bit more”, after the Blues secured a 2-1 win in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund.

De Bruyne, who put in a Man Of The Match performance, played a pivotal role in both of Manchester City’s goals as the Belgian opened the scoring on the 19th minute and would go on to play a delightful long-ball to set-up a second and decisive goal in the 89th minute.

When asked about his role in the Blues’ second and winning goal by BT Sport, De Bruyne said, “I try to look up before I get the ball, so I try to get a picture of what is happening and I was seeing Phil and Gundo [Gundogan] running to the second ball so I tried to chip it.”

Phil Foden’s vital goal at the end came just minutes after Borussia Dortmund managed to equalise through Marco Reus and the Manchester City captain said, “I think the reaction was really good, to get the win”, when asked about conceding an equaliser in the closing stages.

Borussia Dortmund may have felt that they should have equalised earlier in the game when Jude Bellingham had the ball in the net, but the referee had already penalised the youngster for a foul on Ederson in the build-up.

When asked about that decision, De Bruyne told BT Sport, “I have not seen the replay, but I think he goes with his feet, with his studs, so it is difficult to say something about it because I don’t know”

Manchester City will travel to Germany for the second-leg next week with a 2-1 aggregate lead but De Bruyne said post-match that, “We know 2-1 is a tricky score but at least we are ahead for the second leg” during his interview. 


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