Kevin De Bruyne feeling the pinch as Manchester City pursue four trophies

Danilo says the Manchester City players are looking forward to an "important" period of rest following their Burnley stalemate. It's just the way it is but nobody is complaining about the way we played. "Some of our play was exceptional, we dominated but didn't score our chances and you get punished by a team that really stuck to their gameplan", the Belgium global said.

De Bruyne said: "Okay, he missed some chances but that happens". "They did everything they could to create something out of nothing and to contain some our play".

"So we're disappointed but the performance was sufficient to make sure we'll win more games than draw them in the future". But at the same time numerous players in our team have been doing just that - scoring important goals, last minute goals. "So personally I wouldn't worry too much but it's always good to have a reminder".

City boss Pep Guardiola, who saw his side draw 1-1 with Burnley on Saturday, has given his squad three days leave.

Guardiola insisted he had no more available first-teamers left to fill the bench at Turf Moor with seven players - David Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph, John Stones, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Phil Foden - all injured. "I've said it before - you feel great for 10 games, then you feel OK for 10 games, and then the rest you feel like s***".

City are not back in action until Leicester's visit to the Etihad next Saturday, which is their longest gap between matches since the November worldwide break, and Danilo has welcomed the rest which will come this week with Guardiola giving his squad time off until Wednesday. You know we have got to do what we have got to do.

"We will see how many players come back for Leicester, ' said Guardiola".

"I think we played really well and we should have scored more, but it happens and it's not even bad defending, it's just the way it goes sometimes".

"I had Vincent (Kompany) come back against Burnley and Aymeric Laporte is already here but I decided not to use him today so he could recover and come back better against Leicester and Basle". We dominated but didn't score our chances and you get punished by a team that really stuck to their gameplan.

"We took our chances to press them, sometimes they got out and sometimes we managed to put them under a bit of pressure".


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