19th November, 2021
Pep Guardiola has revealed that midfield ace Kevin De Bruyne contracted Covid-19 while on international duty.
The 30 year-old midfielder featured in Belgium’s two World Cup qualifiers during the international break.
He will now miss the weekend’s fixture against Everton as well as the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
His availability to face West Ham next weekend is also in doubt.
“We have Jack getting better after he went to the national team. Phil Foden came back with a knock and a problem in his leg, but he is getting better.
“And unfortunately, Kevin got a positive Covid test in Belgium and needs ten days”, Guardiola said during his press conference.
“We found out two days ago, he is here. Forget about fitness and momentum, he [De Bruyne] is positive, now he has to recover.
“We have to be careful, people are dying from Covid, he is vaccinated so hopefully he will be okay. There is no concern about rhythm it’s about the human being.”
Man City are currently second in the Premier League, three points behind Chelsea, and are favourites to beat Everton.