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UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City are not scared of Barcelona

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Manchester City travel to Barcelona, in what promises to be a mouth-watering encounter, and the City camp are not worried.

SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 21:  Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City in action during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on September 21, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Kevin De Bruyne is a key player for Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has stated that his side are not afraid of Barcelona, ahead of City’s game against the Catalans on Wednesday.

He said, "We do not fear. The style of play is very dominant and we have not played badly. We just have not scored more, that's all."

The Belgian is also confident that his manager Pep Guardiola has a good game plan up his sleeve in preparation for the game. When quizzed about this topic, De Bruyne replied, "The trainer has his idea - we do not know exactly but it can be very good.”

Lucky with my injuries, says De Bruyne

Regarding his earlier than expected comeback from a hamstring injury, De Bruyne said, “I was just fit and wanted to play I was able to train last week. That crack has gone very quickly. That's a bit of my luck with injuries, I very quickly heal. I very quickly was able to do exercises and walk back. The first week I only trained with the physio, I just trained with the team after the free weekend.”

“I would have preferred to play, but if it is not it is always nice to get away with the family. To stay in is not so nice because there is not so much to do, everybody's gone. But a weekend off always feels good. Especially mentally, to get away from football.”

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De Bruyne has been an important player for Manchester City this season, having already registered 4 assists in just 7 games in the Premier League. His presence has given City a much more dynamic feel to their midfield. Coach Pep Guardiola has praised De Bruyne and called him one of the best players in the world.

The 25-year-old Belgian midfield player will be hoping that he can carry on that good form into Wednesday night’s clash against Barcelona, where they will be hoping to turn around their recent run of poor results. 

Manchester City have faltered lately, after an excellent start, with City failing to beat Celtic, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton in recent games. But, the City camp are certain that this is just a minor blip and nothing to worry about. 

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