Pep Guardiola collected his first silverware in England as his side blew Arsenal away to win 3-0 at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
It was a tremendous reaction from Manchester City to crashing out of the FA Cup at League One Wigan just six days earlier.
That ended all talk of Guardiola’s side winning a quadruple this season but they remain heavy favourites to lift the Premier League title – boasting a 13-point lead over neighbours Manchester United with a game in hand – while they are also in the running to win a maiden Champions League title.
With such lofty ambitions, De Bruyne admitted the Wembley celebrations were somewhat muted as the players prepare for a league clash with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
“It was quite mellow,” he said when asked about the dressing room after the game.
“It is very nice to win but it is just the beginning, we still have a lot to play for and Thursday is another game.
“It is very nice to already have a title in the bag, we have had a wonderful season until now and I think we fully deserved it.
“Now we have to go on and try to win the Premier League and do well in the Champions League.”
All three of the goals came from players who have been at Manchester City before Guardiola arrived at the Etihad Stadium and set about overhauling the squad with a massive budget.’
Guardiola himself praised the effect the likes of Kompany, Silva and Aguero have on the squad and De Bruyne echoed the sentiments of his manager.
“I think they help the younger lads to focus on what they have to do,” he added.
“Obviously they have been so, so long for the club so everybody knows their value, it was a very good performance from the team and it was nice to win this one.
“A lot of young players didn’t win a lot in their career. So it will help them to get the experience of playing this game, the way you need to handle it, the way you need to end it, yes it will help them in the end.”
Hollywood’s latest superhero movie ‘Black Panther’ has become a raging hit not only in cinemas but on the football pitch as well with Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba becoming the latest to join the ‘Wakanda forever’ bandwagon.
After Lingard scored what turned out to be the match-winning goal against Chelsea on Sunday, he celebrated by performing the ‘Wakanda salute’ made famous by the movie’s leading character Chadwick Boseman.
Lingard was then joined by Pogba and the two rounded off victory celebrations with another rendition of the signature move.
The movie, set in the fictional land of Wakanda in Africa, has generated a lot of buzz across the cinematic universe and beyond with performers like Will Smith, Snoop Dogg giving their stamp of approval to the Marvel movie that explores tricky political issues including immigration.
Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are locked in a three-way battle to be crowned the Premier League’s top goalscorer for 2017/18 when the dust settles in May.
But only one of those hotshots averages more than a goal a game – can you guess who?
Roberto Firmino and Raheem Sterling also feature as the video above breaks down the amount of goals, minute per goal and assists of all five of the Premier League’s biggest goal threats.