Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City do not feel sorry for Liverpool


Beating Watford in the FA Cup final would cap another remarkable season for Manchester City. 

Pep Guardiola's side are on the verge of a historic domestic treble after beating Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final and then wrapping up the Premier League title last Sunday. 

While City weren't quite able to match last season's unprecedented tally of 100 points, they were run much closer this time around by Liverpool. 

The Reds lost just once over the entire campaign, a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad that ultimately meant their 29-year wait to reign supreme over English football continues. 

No team in Premier League history has ever got 97 points and come second.

Perhaps Jurgen Klopp's men will forget all about it in a fortnight's time if they win the Champions League, but one suspects finishing as runners-up will hurt for quite some time regardless.

It might be expected that City would sympathise with Liverpool's plight, having themselves gone 44 years without winning the league between 1968 and 2012.  

However, Kevin De Bruyne has insisted that's not the case at all. 

'A remarkable effort' 

The playmaker acknowledged Liverpool's extraordinary achievements, but reiterated that City have had their own disappointments to contend with this season after their agonising Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Tottenham. 

“It’s a remarkable effort, but it means that we were just better than them in the end,” he said, per The Telegraph.

“I don’t feel sorry for them, because I don’t think they’d feel sorry for us.


"I don’t think anybody felt sorry about the way we went out of the Champions League. You take it.

“I know how they feel, because you’re going to feel disappointed. We’d feel the same if it happened to us. But we’re still competitors.

"We want to win as much as they do, but I can understand the feelings they have. It’s the general view of athletes. If you play an individual sport, it’s yourself, and when it’s your team, it’s your team.

“It’s been a great battle. But to feel ‘sorry’ for them is maybe going a little too far.”

Of course, Liverpool fans might argue that they could be about to go one better than City in just a few weeks time. 

In the meantime, Guardiola's outfit are just 90 minutes away from their fifth trophy in two seasons. 

With more silverware on the agenda, the title race will seem a distant memory at Wembley this evening. 

Do Liverpool deserve to win something at the end of such an impressive season? Have your say in the comments. 

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