Belgium midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne, has stated that six teams are always favourite to win the Premier League season.
The midfielder insisted that his club, Manchester City should not be Premier League favourites just because they’ve spent the most money this summer.
The Citizen have already spent around £200 million in new players after finishing last season without silverware, the first time manager Pep Guardiola had not won a trophy in his managerial career.
De Bruyne said City must learn to cope with the expectation put on them.
He said, “I think we have six favourites every time so if one wins, people say the other five failed.
“It’s very difficult, Chelsea, Liverpool, United, Tottenham, Arsenal will say the same if they don’t win.
“They want to win the title and we want to win the title, so it makes a good competition in the end for all of us.
“We will try to win, but I think everybody invests a lot. We invested a lot of money on six or seven players, I think United did a little bit less money for three players so maybe they spend on average more money than us.
“Other teams like Tottenham didn’t really spend, but we had a lot of players released so we needed players to come, otherwise we wouldn’t have had the squad to play.
“There’s a project going on and I think if everyone looks at the big picture everybody sees that a lot of the older players were released and we bought players who were almost all 23 or under so it’s a new team, it’s a new project and obviously it takes time and it takes money.”