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Media: De Bruyne tips Sane for the top

ON SONG: Kevin De Bruyne has praised Leroy Sane.

ON SONG: Kevin De Bruyne has praised Leroy Sane.

Kevin De Bruyne has been effusive with his praise for Leroy Sane in Saturday morning’s newspapers.

The Belgian’s kind words are the pick of the Manchester City headlines in today’s Media Watch, which also includes comment from Sane himself as well as the Chelsea camp ahead of Sunday’s game.

But, De Bruyne’s assertion that the German winger is destined for the top is where we’ll head to kick things off.

The Manchester Evening News have the story, in which City’s No.17 predicts: “He can be one of the best in the world if he wants to be. It’s scary what he can do.

“It’s different - Giggs did it for how many years? He’s a legend of the Premier League.

“Hopefully [Sane] can do the same and it will be beautiful.”

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To the 22-year-old wide man now, who has admitted that while City are taking it one game at a time, there is a growing sense amongst the squad that the hard work will shortly pay off.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Sane said: “We feel like it (the title) is getting closer and closer, but we always say that we always want to go step-by-step and game-to-game.

"But yes we can feel it a little bit. The season is almost over and there's only a few games left to play."

At Chelsea, Antonio Conte spoke glowingly about City during his pre-match press conference, where he revealed his admiration for the Blues’ performances this season.

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ESPN have the Italian’s quotes: "I think we must have great admiration for this team, because they are having a fantastic path in this season. Sometimes it's very difficult to find a weakness in this team.

“When you work very well and there is great feeling between the manager and the club, you can work in the way you want.

"In this moment, to see an advantage against a team like Manchester City is very difficult.

“But at the same time we have to prepare the game in the right way and hope to have all the players in good form and try to fight for a good result. For sure in this moment they seem unstoppable."

That’s it for today, Blues, but we’ll be back with more tales from the back pages tomorrow.

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