Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of Manchester City’s clash with Wolves this weekend.
The Belgian international picked up a groin injury in last weekend’s win at Everton and missed the club’s Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.
Prior to the win over their Croatian opponents, City boss Guardiola hinted the 28-year-old could be risked, though the Spaniard has now confirmed the midfielder will miss Sunday’s visit of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Having seen the star midfielder endure a lengthy spell on the sidelines last season, Guardiola is unsurprisingly being cautious with De Bruyne’s fitness, but is confident he will be fit to return following the upcoming international break.
“Sometimes he doesn’t play. There was one game at Norwich. Sometimes he is a substitute but when he feels good he is good.
“After the international break he will be ready. It’s not a big, big problem.”
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