Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne hopes the FIFA break doesn't derail "winning mentality"
Posted: 3 October 2017 Time: 14:49
Kevin De Bruyne admits the current international break comes at the wrong time for Manchester City following their flying form this season.
The Citizens maintained their lead atop the Premier League table following Saturday’s 1-0 win over defending champions Chelsea, a result which made it eight wins in a row in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s men.
However, City now face a two-week break for 2018 World Cup qualifying action before returning at home against Stoke City on October 14 and De Bruyne hopes the club do not lose the momentum they have gained of late.
"We are playing very well at the moment and it would have been better to just keep going and be in the same rhythm," he told Sky Sports News.
"When we come back (to the Premier League) we just have to try to get that winning mentality again."
De Bruyne also recounted the joy expressed by the City players in the changing room after his thunderbolt winner against Chelsea, saying: "I was in there. It was a bit noisy but it was nice.
"Everybody was jumping around. Everybody knew the significance of the game and because I scored the goal, everybody was excited."