‘He has a limit’ Guardiola slams hectic Schedule for De Bruyne injury
Belgian Midfielder started all three Premier league games with Manchester City while also featuring in both EFL Cup games against Bournemouth and Burnley. The 29- year- old then played in 1-1 draw with leads before joining Belgium national team for matches against Ivory Coast, England and Iceland. He did not feature against Ivory Coast but he came back as Belgium Captain against England and it was in this game that he suffered from an injury was forced off after 73 minutes. The possibility of his appearance in Manchester City’s clash Saturday clash against Arsenal is now in serious doubt as Guardiola confirms his injury in a recent interview with BBC Sport. Manchester City boss slams football authorities for pressing players with a super- tight game schedule.
"I don't think it is serious, but the next games I think he will be out. We will see.
"I never complain about the international break. I know how important it is for players. It is an honour and a privilege....I think it's not big. I don't know how long - it's not like for example Gabriel [Jesus] - but a few days and I don't know how many games he will be out.
"[He has had] no pre-season and eight days off. With his family and a newborn [baby] he cannot go on holiday. He played really good as always but at the end the boy has a limit and he gets injured."