Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Guardiola keen to keep Diaz at City

Guardiola keen to keep Diaz at City

Having only just returned from a long-term injury, Kevin De Bruyne fears he will miss at least a month of action with a new knee injury, the Telegraph reports.

The Belgium star sustained the injury during Manchester City's 2-0 EFL Cup win over Fulham that moved the defending champions into the quarter-finals of the competition.

In the best-case scenario, De Bruyne will miss the matches against Southampton, Shakhtar Donetsk, United, West Ham United and Lyons before...


After featuring in the Carabao Cup victory against Fulham last night, manager Pep Guardiola and the Citizens faithful were buoyed by his return. De Bruyne attempted to play on, but slumped to the ground moments later and then walked off in the 86th minute.

"We are sad for him, and nobody likes to have injured players but he will come back to the player he is and he will be fine", said the Spaniard in a press conference on Friday.

The 27-year-old has already missed two months this season after damaging ligaments in his right knee during training in August.


"He has been checked in with the doctor". They know how we want to protect them.

"He knows the desire we want for all young players".

Diaz's first goal was fortunate, his shot taking a deflection off Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and flying past flat-footed goalkeeper Sergio Rico. "We have a very good opinion of him". "He knew that in the beginning and he chose to stay".


"Today he was involved in offence and defence, hopefully what happened in the last minute is not serious".

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