Kevin De Bruyne tests positive for Covid after returning from duty in Belgium and is likely to miss Man City’s next three games, including the Champions League showdown with PSG.
- Kevin de Bruyne tested positive for Covid after returning from international service
- Pep Guardiola confirmed that the star tested positive on Wednesday afternoon
- He contracted the virus after the World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Wales.
- De Bruyne will now miss City’s games against Everton and Paris Saint-Germain
Kevin De Bruyne has tested positive for coronavirus and is likely to miss Manchester City’s next three games.
The midfielder returned a positive test on Wednesday after playing in Belgium’s 1-1 draw in Wales and is on a 10-day period of self-isolation.
It means Pep Guardiola will be left without his talisman for Sunday’s home game against Everton in the Premier League and then the Champions League decider with Paris Saint-Germain.
Kevin De Bruyne tested positive for Covid after returning from international service with Belgium
De Bruyne, who is vaccinated, is expected to remain absent when City host West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on November 28 due to lack of time in training ground.
Two days ago he told me he was sure. He’s here (in Manchester), ‘Guardiola said.
‘I forgot the fitness, the drive, he has to recover well. The human being is more important than anything else.
It means that Pep Guardiola will be left without his talisman for Sunday’s home game against Everton.
Guardiola expects Jack Grealish (right) to stay out of Sunday’s game after England sent him back to City early with a problem, while Phil Foden is also a doubt.
‘Right now, people are dying in this pandemic. He was vaccinated so he is more protected and hopefully the symptoms will be less.
He will return as soon as possible. There is no concern about the pace or what we are going to miss. We have to help him. ‘
Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva are two that Guardiola can choose to play on either side of Rodri in City’s midfield.
Guardiola hopes Jack Grealish won’t play Sunday after England sent him back to City early with a problem, while Phil Foden is also a doubt.
Jack is improving after being with the national team. I don’t think (that I can play). Phil came back with a disturbing blow and leg problem, but he’s on the mend. ‘