Reflecting on a tough derby defeat, Kevin De Bruyne said the mentality is and will remain the same. The focus is to win. De Bruyne looked fairly rusty this match and could have done more, sure, but the team as a whole played bad and could not get the ball in net.
Let’s see what he had to say-
“The mentality was still the same from us but we just couldn’t get the ball in,”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“We move on, Wednesday is a new game and we will focus on that. We have confidence that in the next game we will put the [missed] chances in,” he added.
The loss of course, meant the great streak was over. Which now means the club can focus on the task at hand of winning a quadruple as they are alive in four competitions.
We’ll see how they do soon.