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Kevin De Bruyne: 'It's been a tough two weeks for Manchester City'

De Bruyne: 'It's been a tough two weeks'
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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne praises his side's mentality in their win over Tottenham Hotspur after a tough period for the Premier League champions-elect.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has praised his side's mentality after the Sky Blues bounced back from three straight defeats to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley Stadium this evening.

City responded to being knocked out of the Champions League by moving to within three points of top-flight glory, courtesy of goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling in an emphatic victory for Pep Guardiola's men.

"Today we scored the goals and defended better and we deserved to win it," De Bruyne told Sky Sports News.

"It's been a tough two weeks for us with five games. [Tottenham] didn't have a game for a week and that's the advantage they had. The mental toughness of this team is unbelievable.

"We're almost there, we knew we had to win two of six games. That's not bad odds for us. We need to do our thing and hopefully we can finish it off next week."

City will claim the title if they beat Swansea City at home next Sunday, or if Manchester United lose to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford this weekend.

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Raheem Sterling celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 10, 2018
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