Shock for Manchester City. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team has had to do without superstar Kevin De Bruyne for several months. The Belgian is out with a hamstring injury. It is still unclear whether an operation is necessary.
Belgian midfield star Kevin De Bruyne will miss Champions League winners Manchester City for a long time due to injury. It was a serious injury, said coach Pep Guardiola on Tuesday in Athens, one day before the European Supercup final this Wednesday (9 p.m.) against Sevilla.
De Bruyne has been missing from Manchester City for several months – the decision on surgery is still open
“We still have to decide on an operation, but he will be out for a few months,” said the coach of the English football champions. In the event of an operation, De Bruyne could be out for “three or four months”.
De Bruyne sustained an unspecified thigh injury midway through the first half of Friday’s 3-0 Premier League win at Burnley. It was the 32-year-old’s first starting XI appearance since he had to be substituted in the Champions League final in June (1-0 against Inter Milan) due to a groin injury. It was intended that he would play 45 minutes, Guardiola said after the renewed injury. “Maybe it was a mistake,” admitted the Spaniard.