"Obviously, we're only humans and we make mistakes but we are trying to get that high level as much as possible", said De Bruyne, who has scored 15 goals with Manchester City. "Hopefully we can maintain that level in the next games".
"It's so early, if you lose two or three games you go back to a (lower) position".
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The Clarets have beaten Chelsea and Everton on the road this year and drawn at Tottenham and Liverpool.
"Just that we are winning", De Bruyne explained when asked what the difference between last season's City side and the current one were.
"We always chat when we see each other and I have nothing but respect for the City set-up, the club's ambitions and the style of football they try and play".
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"We play dominant football and like to put a lot of pressure on them and if you can do that, it works well".
"At the moment, we're playing maybe a little bit better, but we're just building on what we did a year ago and for the moment everything is going well".
The Brazilian has started the campaign in good form but Schmeichel insists that David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois give City's rivals "an edge" with Ederson still unproven.
"Because the way we play Napoli is different to the way we play Burnley and they have to adapt to specific things they do".More news: Patna University's centenary celebrations may bring PM Modi, Nitish and Lalu together