Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders on the planet. It is enough to look at the anxiety of Pep Guardiola, to understand the importance of the Belgian in the tactical system of the Sky Blues. Injured to the right ankle in the FA Cup against Chelsea (0-1), the playmaker raises some fears before the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against PSG on Wednesday April 28 (at 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1).
While waiting to know the severity of the injury of the mid-29-year-old, his coach did not hide his fear of seeing him miss several weeks of competition. doesn’t look good. He hurts, said the Catalan technician. We’ll see. “
Essential piece of the Citizens with eight goals and sixteen decisive assists in all competitions, Kevin De Bruyne has already suffered two injuries this season. A first (slight) muscular problem last October deprived her of several important matches such as the shock against Arsenal in the Premier League or the entry into contention in C1 against Porto . Above all, the Belgian missed a month of competition at the start of 2021 due to a hamstring problem.
But beyond his recent absences, it is the liabilities of the 29-year-old attacking midfielder that are causing some concern. During the 2018-2019 campaign, Kevin de Bruyne had experienced several problems with his body and in particular muscle damage depriving him of no less than 29 meetings.
In 2019-2020, the situation did not improve especially and the Skyblues technical leader suffered an ankle injury as well as some back problems. Good news, that did not prevent him from finishing as the Premier League’s best assist, equaling Thierry Henry’s record in the process. It is now a time trial that begins for Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester City ten days before the Champions League semi-final first leg against PSG.