‘He’s ready’ – Guardiola gives verdict on De Bruyne

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Pep Guardiola has opted to put Kevin De Bruyne on the bench for this FA Cup clash against Tottenham.

Despite putting him on the bench, Guardiola believes Kevin de Bruyne is ready to start games.

De Bruyne is yet to start a game for City, since the injury that kept him out for more than four months.

“He is ready and he was ready at Newcastle as well, but always we have the processes to observe to play 90 minutes,” Guardiola said.

“Really soon he will play from the beginning. He trained really well in Abu Dhabi and after every session, the recovery in his leg is behaving well.

“He has to continue to work on and off the pitch. He seems good.”