Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will be included in this week’s crucial clash with Tottenham after missing training on Tuesday… Man City need a positive response after falling eight points behind Arsenal
- Kevin De Bruyne missed training on Tuesday, stoking fears he could be absent
- Pep Guardiola remains confident that the Belgian will be fit for the Tottenham clash
- Manchester City have fallen eight points behind leaders Arsenal in the title race
- John Stones and Ruben Dias have both been training to give the team a fitness boost
Manchester City expect Kevin De Bruyne to demonstrate his fitness for Thursday’s clash with Tottenham after an injury scare on Tuesday.
De Bruyne did not train with Pep Guardiola’s squad at City Football Academy ahead of a Premier League game in which they can hardly afford to lose points.
City are eight points behind leaders Arsenal after the derby defeat at the weekend and losing their talisman for Tottenham’s visit would be a huge blow.
Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will play for Manchester City against Tottenham
But Guardiola is confident De Bruyne will be ready to play a role, while City have also received welcome news in defence.
John Stones and Ruben Dias have both trained this week after fitness concerns and offer more options at the back.
Dias has not played since suffering a hamstring injury during the World Cup, while Stones missed the trip to Old Trafford. The pair have not started in the Premier League together since September.
Meanwhile, City are expected to start talks with Julian Alvarez’s representatives over a contract extension at the end of the season. Alvarez impressed at world champions Argentina and has scored eight goals in 23 games for City since joining from River Plate for £14m.
The club are set to start talks with Julian Alvarez’s representatives over a contract extension
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11646771/Pep-Guardiola-confident-Kevin-Bruyne-feature-weeks-crucial-clash-Tottenham.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Pep Guardiola is confident Kevin De Bruyne will be a part of this week’s crucial clash with Tottenham