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Pep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne’s injuries may prove a blessing in disguise for Manchester City because the Belgian will return fresh for the second half of the season.
De Bruyne is back in full training after his second knee problem of the campaign.
The first ruled him out for two months until mid-October and he has not played since 1 November because of the second, although he is in contention for today’s game at home to Everton.
“I think Kevin finished last season exhausted – it was so tough for him,” Guardiola said. “He played a lot of minutes, a lot. It was an incredible performance and after that he went to the World Cup. When he came back I had the feeling he was a little bit tired still, and sometimes people recover quite well, sometimes mentally it takes time.
“So that’s why [although] maybe we don’t want any player to be injured, maybe it helped us. Now he’s fresh in his mind, he is recovered and tries again to avoid the injuries and play regularly. And of course he is going to be important for us; he is a special player.” Continue reading Guardiola looks on the bright side of Kevin De Bruyne’s injury
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