Kevin De Bruyne believes the title run-in goes to be robust for each Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool.
The 2 title rivals performed out a pulsating 2-2 draw of their much-hyped Premier League conflict on the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The encounter had been broadly billed as a title decider however, though the outcome ensured Metropolis retained their lead on the high, their benefit with seven video games remaining is a slender one level.
“Whoever gained this sport, I by no means thought it might be who wins the sport wins the title,” mentioned Metropolis playmaker De Bruyne, who lit the touchpaper for a compelling contest by opening the scoring after 5 minutes.
“I feel the schedule is so exhausting for each of them they usually (the video games) come thick and quick. The standard of the Premier League is so excessive. It’s going to be an enormous problem.”
De Bruyne’s strike was rapidly cancelled out by Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane hit a second Liverpool equaliser after Gabriel Jesus restored Metropolis’s lead.
Metropolis had the very best of the possibilities to win the sport, with Riyad Mahrez hitting the submit and chipping over when nicely positioned late on. Raheem Sterling additionally had a aim disallowed by VAR for a really tight offside.
They’ve little time to mirror on what may need been as their demanding programme continues.
Metropolis now journey to Spain for the second leg of their quarter-final in opposition to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday earlier than dealing with Liverpool once more at Wembley within the FA Cup semi-finals subsequent Saturday.
De Bruyne feels the schedule is so intense it’s troublesome to look too far forward.
The Belgian mentioned: “We don’t have the time. Even when you needed to consider it Monday is a restoration day after which on Tuesday we’re leaving for Madrid. Then it’s the similar for the cup sport.
“It might have been good to consider the top of the season however you don’t get the time. Possibly that’s factor. We’ll play, play, play after which see what occurs.”
Metropolis journey to Madrid with a 1-0 mixture lead after edging final week’s tight first leg.
It was a sport as cagey as Sunday’s was exhilarating, however De Bruyne thinks that may have to alter second time round.
“I feel it’s in all probability going to be slightly bit tight firstly,” he mentioned. “Relying on the rating it has to alter if it stays this fashion however I don’t count on it to be an identical sport to Sunday.”