Pep Guardiola has admitted he is concerned about the seriousness of Kevin De Bruyne’s injury after the midfielder was forced out in Manchester City’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea.
The Belgian star stopped after less than three minutes in the second half for the ball with N’Golo Kante and he was unable to continue at Wembley.
After the match, the City boss revealed there is a concern the club may be without De Bruyne in the run-up to a pivotal series of games.
Pep Guardiola revealed that Kevin De Bruyne’s injury ‘doesn’t look good’ for Manchester City
The Belgian star was forced off early in the second half against Chelsea in the FA Cup defeat
‘He is hurt. They’re going to test tomorrow, but they tell me it doesn’t look right, ”Guardiola said BBC
The injury was a major blow to City, who fell behind seven minutes later when Hakim Ziyech ended in an empty goal for the lone goal of the game.
While Phil Foden filled in for De Bruyne and was one of City’s best players for the remainder of the match, he lost the 29-year-old in a series of matches, including a Carabao Cup final and a two-legged Champions League semi-final with Paris Saint- Germain would be important.
De Bruyne already had fitness problems this season and missed three weeks of action with a hamstring injury earlier this year.
City hopes De Bruyne will not miss too much of a crucial series of games for the club
Despite missing that football period, the Belgian has still scored five goals and eleven assists in the league so far.
And he’s been in even more impressive form in Europe, with two goals and four assists to his name in just five Champions League appearances.
Earlier this month, De Bruyne renewed his contract with City and signed a new four-year deal to increase his current wages from £ 300.00 a week and keep him at Etihad Stadium until 2025.
Although the quadruple is now no longer on for City, the potential of a first Champions League success as part of a three-time winning season is still one that the club’s fans will dream of.
The 29-year-old signed a new deal with City earlier this month to tie him up until 2025