Former Chelsea star De Bruyne, who joined City for £52million from Wolfsburg in 2015, has four years left on his current contract. If we don't play good we can not beat that team, it's impossible. "We made a good first half, for 30, 35 minutes, we created the two goals and could have had a third or fourth goal".
Ajax employed variants of the system from the early 20th century, while the Austrian "Wunderteam" of the 1930s is accepted to be the first national team to play it.
City head into the Napoli game as Group F leaders with six points from their first two games. They can break with a lot of speed, as they showed in this game.
Napoli had a glorious chance to pull one back 64 minutes in when, after one risky pass too many at the back, Fernandinho was caught out and Mertens took advantage by squaring for Marek Hamsik.
Belgian midfielder De Bruyne fired a long-range shot against the bar in the 25th after a swift City counter-attack and then Jesus had a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Kalidou Koulibaly.More news: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero 'Strongest Go Player in History'
De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster has said he intends to begin discussions with City over improved terms in the coming months.
"We're a bit upset to concede the goal that we did, I thought it was a bit soft but overall: a great team performance".
"But I am very happy to have the opportunity to play this kind of game".
But, don't expect a landslide by any means, on their travels this season, Napoli are averaging almost three goals a game and we expect them to at least nick a goal.
Napoli only have one real injury concern, following Saturday's victory over Roma, midfielder Jorinho suffered a knock and the Italian worldwide looks set to be replaced by Marko Rog.