Kevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City must savour their derby victory over Manchester United after they moved 11 points clear of their nearest rivals at the top of the Premier League.
Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi handed the Citizens a 2-1 victory over their fierce rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the result also seeing them become the first side in Premier League history to win 14 consecutive games in the same season.
Belgium international De Bruyne has played a key role in City’s success so far this term and he believes his side must savour what could prove to be a pivotal win, although he is also keen to switch their attention to their next match – Wednesday’s clash with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
De Bruyne said: “Lots of teams lost points this weekend so it is a big one for us [the win] just to put more pressure on the rest.
We have to enjoy it and then focus again for Wednesday [against] Swansea City.”
The 26-year-old, who has netted four goals and provided a further eight assists in the league so far this term, has also warned his team-mates against complacency, as he knows they still have a lot of work to do between now and the end of the season.
He added: “It is a big gap. If we slip up we are still in the lead. We can’t be complacent. We need to do what we have all year.”
Pep Guardiola’s side are priced at 1.22 to clinch their 15th straight top-flight victory against the Swans on Wednesday, while the Welsh club are available at 13.00 and the draw is on offer at 6.50.