Guardiola speaks on De Bruyne injury ahead of cup final against Spurs

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Pep Guardiola
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Pep Guardiola has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne was suffering from some pain in his ankle during the 1-0 FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea yesterday.

De Bruyne started the match as City went looking to maintain their course for a quadruple of trophies this season in the FA Cup, Premier League, League Cup and Champions League.

However, come the 48th minute, De Bruyne went down holding his ankle and was immediately replaced by Phil Foden for the remainder of the second half.

City failed to get the goal they needed in the match and were subsequently knocked out by the Blues, thus ending their hopes of a four trophy haul.

Pep Guardiola’s side still have an important Premier League match against Aston Villa, the Carabao Cup Final against Spurs and a Champions League game against PSG in the next week.

That is a pretty hectic schedule for the Citizens and Guardiola will be hoping to have his talisman back before long, ideally before the cup final against Tottenham.

After the game, Guardiola said (Football London): “I don’t know – he has pain. Tomorrow we’re going to make a test with the doctors but it doesn’t look good. We will see tomorrow.”

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