Pep Guardiola urges De Bruyne to fight for his place at Man City

Kevin de Bruyne needs to win back his place in Man City squad.

The Belgian midfielder tested positive for Covid-19 during the international break due to which he missed the team’s victory over Manchester United.

He returned this weekend’s 3-1 victory over Watford and Guardiola confirmed that Kevin will be start against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.

“Kevin played all the season from the beginning, he arrived after the European Cup final in difficult conditions and then got corona[virus],” Guardiola told a news conference on Monday.

“He has to come back and fight for position. He does not have to show me anything. It’s for himself; show what he’s got and do what he’s done for five or six years every three days.

“Competition is so necessary and he knows it but so does Bernardo [Silva] and all the wingers. They have to show it in five minutes or in 90 minutes, they have to show the quality for themselves and everyone.

“Kevin got corona[virus] when he was growing in his physical condition and it was a setback. The people who suffer feel so empty in the next days. Tomorrow he will start and we’ll see how many minutes he can play.”


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