Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss Manchester City’s clash with Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Belgian picked up an injury in City’s 2-1 win against Swansea City in the Premier League, going down in the 81st minute of the match.
De Bruyne has been in sensational form for the Citizens this season, and has played a pivotal role in his side’s ten game winning streak, which continued at the Liberty Stadium. The forward put in another excellent display in the game, and the sight of him going down injured will be a major worry for manager Pep Guardiola.
De Bruyne will now undergo a scan, and Guardiola will be praying that it’s good news. The Spaniard believes that the 25-year-old suffered a muscular injury, but admitted that he did not know how serious the injury is.
“I think De Bruyne is injured. From the way he reacted, I think it’s a muscular injury,” Guardiola said.
“I don’t know how serious it is. I am not a doctor. Tonight we travel back to Manchester City and tomorrow the doctor is going to see what the problem is.
“It’s a pity that this has happened because Kevin is an important player for us. But that is why we have a big squad, so everyone can help us.”
While the severity of the injury is yet to be revealed, De Bruyne will almost certainly miss City’s trip to Celtic Park to face Celtic in the Champions League group stage encounter.
Guardiola also reserved praise for Sergio Aguero, but insisted that he expects a bit more from the striker – despite the Argentine having scored an incredible 11 goals in 6 appearances.
“Congratulations to Sergio for his goals but he knows I want more because he can play better than this,” he added.
“He has a lot of goals in his games so far and I am so happy for him, especially for his first goal today and for the personality for the penalty.
“But he can do other things to help us and I will try to help him to develop his abilities as a football player.
“Of course I cannot tell him anything in the box. In the penalty-area he is magnificent as we saw with his first goal, he control, how quickly he makes the first steps and then the definition of his finish.
“But I want him to be more involved in our game, in our process to keep the ball and I want to help him to be a better player.”