Kevin de Bruyne says that the best is yet to come from Manchester City this season.
De Bruyne was speaking before City travel to Arsenal on Monday night, with the top to favourites for the title squaring off before Christmas.
Given that City have already lost four league matches this season, you’d like to think that there was more to come from Manuel Pellegrini’s side. They only lost six all season in Pellegrini’s first at the club.
“Sometimes it is not necessary [for City to perform at their peak], so it depends on how the game goes,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports.
“If you are already winning 3-0 or 4-0, you can obviously put the brakes on a bit because afterwards you have a lot of games left so you can save a lot of energy.
“But also sometimes we were in difficult positions and then came back, so that showed fighting spirit, but we can play even better. I would say we are doing good because maybe we have not played at our best level yet.
“I came over here because I think with City you have more chances to win something than we already did with Wolfsburg.
“Leicester are doing really well at the moment, playing really good and hopefully for them they will continue this form.
“But it is going to be difficult as it is a hard Premier League. I think the other teams are also there and the distance between fifth and sixth [and the top] is not that big.”
De Bruyne has scored four goals and assisted six others in this 12 Premier League games since arriving from Germany.