Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he has yet to hit top form for the reigning Premier League champions this season.
The 27-year-old Belgium international has made just two league starts so far this season, having suffered with two knee problems already this term, but he is now back in the fold on a regular basis with the Citizens and looking to improve in the near future.
He told reporters: "I'm getting better.
"You need a run of games where you play a lot, because I'm not used to playing every three days, but I'm getting there.
"I'm happy with the way I'm performing. It's not the same record as last year, but you can expect that because I've been out since the World Cup.
"To come back twice is mentally not that easy, but I'm happy to be back playing football again."
Former Chelsea forward De Bruyne joined City in the summer of 2015 and has since scored 38 goals in 153 appearances in all competitions, helping the Citizens to win the Premier League title last season, as well as two successes in the League Cup.
On the international stage he was a member of the Belgium squad who reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in the summer of last year and has netted 15 times in 68 outings for the Red Devils to date.
Meanwhile, City are 6/5 to retain their Premier League crown this season, with the men from Manchester 1/2 to lift the League Cup and 7/2 to triumph in the Champions League.
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