De Bruyne is convinced Man City have character to go through.



Kevin De Bruyne is convinced the Citizens can seal a Champions League semi-final spot after their draw at the Parc des Princes. Manuel Pellegrini's men sealed a 2-2 draw against Ligue 1 champions PSG in the first-leg in Paris as their two away goals put them in a good position heading into the return leg at the Etihad. “We feel we can go through at home but we know it will be a tough game,” De Bruyne said. “PSG will go to Manchester to score goals, and there is still 90 minutes to play.


“But maybe now people will see our chances are a little bit better.” He continued: “It was a difficult game, but that's what we expected,” said De Bruyne. “You know PSG will have a lot of the ball, but it was mainly between the two defenders and the three midfielders, so it wasn't like they were pressing us all the time. “The beginning of the second half was a little harder but after 2-2, both teams were in control and not a lot happened. “We showed a lot of character. The team did OK, especially defensively. “Obviously we made a mistake to make it 1-1, but that happens and even when it was 2-1 we were trying to score – and we got that little bit of luck and did it.” Fernandinho's 72nd-minute equaliser put City in a better position after De Bruyne's opener was cancelled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Adrien Rabiot gave the French champions the lead in the 59th minute.

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