Cesc Fabregas said Kevin De Bruyne’s return in time for the title race will boost Manchester City’s fighting spirit and give them an edge over their title rivals.
Manchester City were without the Belgian for the first part of the campaign after he injured his hamstring during their first Premier League match of the season against Burley.
While the Cityzens managed to get the results in his absence and were just a few points behind the League leader, Kevin De Bruyne’s return from the injury could make the dream of winning the fourth consecutive League title for the first time in the English League history an easier task.
This could be seen in their last match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. City got all three points after Kevin De Bruyne returned to Premier League action for the last part of the encounter and produced magical moments by scoring a goal and providing another spectacular assist at the stoppage time.
Cesc Fabregas recognised the importance of the Belgian to the City team and warned their rivals about how dangerous he could be when he’s ready to play 90 minutes consecutively.
“Kevin now at the moment is like a little boy with new boots, with a new kit when your parents used to give it to you. He’s excited, he’s alive, he played for 20 minutes, he comes with a lot of hunger,” Fabregas told Radio 5 Live.
“Now, how is he going to get on when he starts playing 90 minutes and 90 minutes and 90 minutes? This is the only thing that they have to manage. They are very lucky that they are in a squad that there is no pressure”
Pep Guardiola has confirmed how important Kevin De Bruyne’s return from the long-time injury will impact the City’s future matches. The Catalan described the midfield maestro as a legend that his side will need his brilliance in the final third.
“Kevin is a legend. He is loved by our people and, hopefully, in the last months he can help us be there to the end. We need players like Kevin. We need him to do something special in the final third,” Guardiola said.