City to open without ace.
Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne will not be back in time for the opening day of the season, according to reports.
The Belgium international is the centerpiece of City’s midfield. His presence at City is self-explanatory. He is indispensable. The Belgian international is the centerpiece of City’s midfield and his presence at City is indispensable. 토토사이트
However, he didn”t have the last laugh. In the Champions League final against Inter Milan, he was substituted midway through the game after grabbing his thigh. Luckily, Rodri’s goal after he was taken off sealed the game, but his injury was serious.
The English outlet The Daily Star reports that the midfielder has been diagnosed with a grade three hamstring tear after a scan, and while he thankfully won’t need surgery, it’s doubtful he’ll be available for the opener.
For now, Der Bruyne will miss the Community Shield against Arsenal in August and is also unlikely to be available for the Premier League opener against Burnley. Locally, the best-case scenario is for him to return in time for the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla in mid-August.
Naturally, we won’t see him on the Asian tour either. City will play friendlies in Japan and South Korea. Korean fans will be especially disappointed. City will take on Atletico Madrid at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 30, and while De Bruyne will be traveling with the squad, he won’t be playing.