Mixed Reactions Among Man City Fans as New Training Footage of Kevin De Bruyne Surfaces from Club World Cup
Kevin De Bruyne has reentered Manchester City’s first-team training after a four-month injury layoff, eliciting divergent opinions among fans.
De Bruyne, often regarded as one of the premier midfielders globally, has been absent from City’s matches in recent months due to a hamstring injury sustained during the league opener against Burnley in August. This injury was a recurrence of a more severe issue he faced towards the end of the previous season. Despite a quick recovery and a return to action in the Community Shield, the Burnley match revealed that his hamstring hadn’t fully healed.
Following surgery to mitigate the risk of further setbacks, De Bruyne has been included in City’s squad for the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia. Videos on Monday showcased the 32-year-old participating in training drills ahead of the semi-final against Urawa Red Diamonds.
Surprisingly, not all City fans are unanimously pleased to witness their star midfielder back in training. Some express concerns about rushing him back, citing potential future injuries and questioning the effectiveness of the club’s management in signing suitable players.
Got chucked out of City training five seconds after arriving (poorly organised) but here’s De Bruyne pic.twitter.com/innX517ODj
— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) December 18, 2023
While some fans are cautious, others are excited about the prospect of De Bruyne’s return, considering it a significant boost for the team. His comeback is viewed as a potential “winter signing” for City, and supporters hope he can provide a positive impact.
Amidst City’s challenges, particularly in the defensive third of the pitch, the return of De Bruyne is seen as a positive development. However, fans remain hopeful that his return is based on full recovery rather than a necessity to boost the team’s performance.