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Kevin De Bruyne stays modest despite four-goal haul

Kevin De Bruyne hailed his Manchester City teammates after his virtuoso display moved the club closer to the Premier League title.

The Belgian playmaker hit four goals as the Premier League champions thrashed Wolves 5-1 to move three points in front of title rivals Liverpool but was keen to praise his fellow players for the impressive performance.

De Bruyne said: "It was a great start from the team and myself. I thought we played a good game away so I am very happy with the team.

"We alternated really well. Whenever Bernardo Silva or Phil Foden was going into the space, we went vice versa. Whenever we had opportunities in the first half we scored, and that changed the dynamic of the game."

De Bruyne has already turned his attention to the game against West Ham at the weekend with City just four points away from the title.

He said: "Whenever we play, we have to play the game we play. That's what we did today and we will have to do the same against West Ham.

"West Ham have had a great season and played really well. It is their last home game of the season so we know it will be a tough one. We don't have a lot of players - it is about commitment, but it is going to be hard."

Pep Guardiola gushed about the player's performance and is pleased to see De Bruyne getting more goals.

The coach said: "Kevin always had the ability to create the special things.

"Always we push him to say he is an incredible player, generous with assists, but he has to score goals and this season is the most prolific he has had since we are together.

"We spoke to him about running into the box and being closer to the box and this season he has done it better and better.

"I am very pleased for him because of course scoring four goals in the decisive part of the league right now is so important."

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