It has been reported that Kevin de Bruyne accepts he needs to live up to his price-tag at Manchester City.
City paid a club-record £54m for the Belgium international from Wolfsburg.
“Of course I earn a lot at City, but I had a lot of money and I’m not the only footballer in that situation,” the Belgium international told the Daily Mirror.
“It is also up to me to keep performing. If I do not at City, I will have to leave or to earn less.
“Obviously, there is now much talk about money, but money is secondary for me. The sweetest thing I do is stand on that field.”