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Kevin De Bruyne Could Be Back As Early as April 2

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Manchester City Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne might return to action as soon as the current International Break ends. The Blues travel to Bournemouth on April 2 in desperate need of points to hold of West Ham and Manchester United for the 4th and final spot in UEFA Champions League from the Premier League.

De Bruyne said:

"My injury  (recovery is going good. I am training very well and I think I'm ahead of schedule. I'm looking to be back after the international break. I think that's a couple of weeks ahead.

"I have been training outside for almost two-and-a-half weeks with the physios, doing like one-and-a-half hour sessions a day, plus inside. For the moment I am not having any issues with any individual stuff, so I am doing fine."
City are in fourth place a point ahead of West Ham United and Manchester United with eight matches left. "I think it's always frustrating for a player not to be there but from the day it happened I switched my button and I am preparing myself to do well in the next couple of games that I will be there," De Bruyne said.

"It's been tough because we have lost a few games in the league and we are a little bit behind but we are there in the Champions League and looking forward to that and hopefully we can do well."

De Bruyne is looking forward to facing PSG in the knock out stages of the UEFA Champions League:

"I think it's a very nice draw. PSG are a wonderful club. They are already champions in France and maybe that can be an advantage for us but if you want to win the Champions League you have to win against the big guns."

The Blues sit 15 points behind table-toppers Leicester City in the Premier League. When De Bruyne was injured in January City was sitting just three points behind the Foxes. In De Bruyne's absence, the Blues have lacked cutting edge and creativity, therefore struggling  regularly in the attacking third.