De Bruyne: Silva will make me better

The summer signing from Wolfsburg opened his City account against West Ham on Saturday and feels he can only improve alongside the likes of the Spaniard
Manchester City's big-money recruit Kevin De Bruyne believes fellow playmaker David Silva can help him become better.

De Bruyne was crowned the Bundesliga Player of the Year last season, after having a hand in 31 goals across 34 appearances in 2014-15.

But the 24-year-old attacker, who scored his first goal in City's shock 2-1 loss at home to West Ham on Saturday, feels he can take his game to another level alongside Spain international Silva.

"Obviously David is a very good player and very important for this team," De Bruyne told reporters.

"I can only get better if I play with great players. This team has a lot of great players.

"It's a little bit different than it was, I think when I know the team a bit better I will get even more of the ball."

De Bruyne added: "I am adapting well to the team.

"It is just the beginning so I don't feel any pressure. I just try to play my game."