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Pellegrini Hails Kevin De Bruyne Impact

Manchester City's record signing continues to roll after firing the Blues to victory in the UEFA Champions League against Sevilla

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Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini spoke about the impact of Kevin De Bruyne after the Blues 2-1 win over Sevilla last night. "We bought Kevin because we knew is a very creative player who can score and create goals and in that respect he was the perfect player to bring to our club," he said.

"It was a very close game and it was very difficult to create chances. It was important to go into the break level and I think in the second half it was very hard for either side to create any clear-cut opportunities, but we kept going and in the last ten minutes we had made more chances to win the game and eventually scored again.

"We tried to make some changes which is why we put Kevin up front with Yaya and fortunately, between them, the created the second goal. It is important that we won this game with the derby to come on Sunday - we need to continue improving in what we are doing.

"We've now won the last two Champions League games with late goals after going behind and showed great character and concentration which is very important in Europe.

"We will now forget about the Champions League and start to think about the weekend. It's important that we recover properly and try to continue winning games."