70-match mark no more visible – Kevin De Bruyne.
Manchester city midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has said his hunger for 60 or 70 games tally is no longer a reality following series of injuries he has had so far this season.
‘I had a good performance but last year I could do it every three days for almost 60 or 70 games. I can’t reach that tally anymore.
“It’s only if everything goes right – like 13 or 14 games [in succession]. I [will] give everything I have and hopefully, in the end, we can lift a few titles.
‘I feel sometimes my season has had double the length of other players because every time [with an injury] you need to be in, you need to make almost double the hours. You never have a day off because you need to work on your recovery. It’s more draining than to play in the end.
‘A lot of the time you’re alone, but you have to do it. I did it and I’m happy I’m back. I’ve been injured and have had to come back three or four times now.”
Ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton, De Bruyne was asked if he could reach top form again this season,
but he said ‘No, probably not – not compared with last year.
‘I don’t know what my level is going to be, but I don’t really care. Now it’s the business end and I just need to do what I can to help the team win games.
‘If that means playing five games or 10 games, I’ll take it. It’s been that kind of season, he added.