Manchester City talisman Kevin De Bruyne was having a very good season so far until he picked up an injury. The Belgian was last seen in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa. The midfielder pulled a hamstring and was sidelined deep into the second half against the Villains. However, Pep Guardiola has stated recently that he is doing well. According to the Catalan, De Bruyne is doing ”really good” and will be back soon.
Manchester City fans were worried that their run of good form would come to an end. With the Belgian out injured, the fans had lost hope for the season. However, things worked out perfectly as City are flying. Guardiola is on his 14th game winning streak as a manager. This record is his career-best as it is his longest streak in all competitions.
Former Borrusia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has stepped up brilliantly in the absence of De Bruyne. Other midfielders such as Bernardo Silva, Rodri, and 20-year-old Phil Foden too have stepped up in fantastic fashion. As usual City’s defense, this season has kept them intact. Ruben Dias and John Stones have played a massive role so far. Not to mention Portugal’s Joao Cancelo has been absolutely top-notch and extremely key to Pep’s success so far.
Manchester City currently sit 5 points clear of Manchester United and 10 points clear of Liverpool. They also have a game in hand against Everton on 18th February. If they win their game in hand, they will be 8 points clear at the top. As of now, De Bruyne’s loss is not felt so badly. However, crucial cup and European ties are coming up. City’s next few runs of games are very crucial. They will face some tough sides over February. These next few games will determine City’s fate.
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