Kevin De Bruyne believes the City supporters can help the team create history against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues will become the first men’s team to win four successive top flight titles with victory over the Hammers.

But the Belgian says the City fans can make all the difference in helping the players cross the line and into the history books.


“It’s what we have worked so hard all season to achieve. It’s always a special feeling to be fighting for the title and we are here again,” said De Bruyne.

“We know that winning four consecutive Premier League titles would be history, but we have a really important game to win on Sunday and it’s going to be a tough game against a really good side.

“We know what we have achieved, and we know the legacy we are creating. We also know that it means everything to our fans and that is really important to us. 

“It’s David Moyes’ last game for them and they’ll also want to finish the season on a high, so we know it’s not going to be easy. 

“But we are at our home with our fans and they’re going to be right behind us like they always are to create that special atmosphere to push us and help us get over the line.”

De Bruyne also says winning silverware has become addictive for the City players.

He also says that, far from moving into some sort of comfort zone on the back of last season’s Treble, it made the team even hungrier to try and repeat the feats of 2022/23.

“When you have that taste of success it’s something you want to experience over and over again,” he said.

“That’s what drives us every day to be the best and to work so hard to fight for trophies every season. 

“We also know how much it means to our fans and that’s something that also pushes us.

“The feeling of lifting a trophy is something that is so special and it’s the reason we have worked so hard this week to give us the best possible opportunity to win on Sunday.

“We know what we have achieved already and the legacy we have created, but we have to get the job done against West Ham on Sunday and we know it’s going to be a really tough game.

“It would have been easy to look at this season more relaxed after winning the Treble, but it’s the opposite for us. 

“We wanted to do it again and have that taste of success because that feeling is something else. 

“That’s what makes the manager and this group so special.

“Our motivation and drive to be the best and succeed is always there, no matter what we have achieved in the past.

“Of course, we all feel pressure and we feel nerves. But I have experienced situations like this throughout my career and do my best to manage it now. 

“I try to control what I can control and so does the team.”

And Pep Guardiola’s message to his players for Sunday?

“Just to be ourselves, play our football and to make the fans happy. We all share that same mentality and that’s what helps us win matches,” said KDB.

“We always focus on ourselves and what we have to do to win the game and that focus comes from us as players but also the manager and the backroom staff who constantly set the standards.”