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De Bruyne: We controlled the game

De Bruyne: We controlled the game
Kevin De Bruyne was happy with the manner of City's 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham at the London Stadium.

The defending champions secured the three points in our first league match of the 2022/23 season thanks to a brace from Erling Haaland on his league debut.


De Bruyne provided the assist for the second goal just after the hour mark, sliding through a superb pass for the striker to coolly finish beyond Alphonse Areola.

And afterwards the Belgian said he was happy with the overall display.

"It's always tough to come here and I think we played well for the first game.

"We made some mistakes but I think we controlled the game. To come here, we know it is difficult so I think it was a good first game from us."

De Bruyne has now been directly involved in 18 goals in 17 Premier League matches in 2022, claiming his eighth assist of the calendar year for Haaland's goal.

The midfielder praised the Norwegian but admitted that he's ready to provide for any of the players that play ahead of him.

"I'm not worried about that [Haaland relationship]. Whoever is going to play up front, If it's Erling or Julian [Alvarez], I'm going to try and find them.


"Obviously sometimes, it's not 100% yet, but we've only played a couple of games. He will make the runs, and if I find him he will score the goals.

"He's there to score goals and help the team, he did that today. I'm not putting too much pressure on him. I know there's a lot of hype around him and obviously to start this way is good for him."