Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) is back to his best according to his manager, Pep Guardiola. The Manchester City boss talked about his playmaker in his pre-match presser on Monday ahead of the UEFA Champions League clash with Belgian side Club Brugge. Guardiola takes his Manchester City side to face Club Brugge with the knowledge that only a win will take them back into the top two in their group.
On Kevin De Bruyne, Guardiola said players such as the Belgian international needs to be fully fit to make a big impact on the pitch as he talked about how his star player has struggled with several injuries including facial and knee injuries in recent months. The Spaniard says that Kevin De Bruyne is back to his usual self as witnessed at the weekend during the Burnley game.
De Bruyne scored the second Manchester City goal to seal a straightforward 2-0 win at home to Burnley in the Premier League over the weekend. The Belgian national team talisman opened his account for the new league season to double the lead for the Citizens with twenty (20) minutes left to play. Manchester City had earlier taken a first half lead through the in-form Bernardo Silva.
Guardiola, De Bruyne and Manchester City still have a lot of work to do to secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League this season. The Citizens trail both Club Brugge and PSG after the first two rounds in their group. Manchester City started Group A with an emphatic win over RB Leipzig at home before they suffered a defeat at the hands of a Lionel Messi-inspiredPSG team in their second group game. The defeat to PSG has left Manchester City in third place ahead of the Club Brugge game.