Kevin De Bruyne believes his injury layoff was a good thing as he’s recharged for what comes next

S Kevin De Bruyne believes that his 5-month injury layoff was a good thing. The midfielder has only just returned to the pitch after recovering from hamstring surgery. His return has paid immediate dividends for Manchester City and he looks primed for the second half of the season.

In an interview with Jon Turner of the National the Manchester City legend explained that he believed his layoff may benefit him this season. De Bruyne told the National that he didn’t miss football and that the break may be a good thing for him. He said: “At the beginning, it was a blow, but then I knew I was going to be out for five months so there’s no point thinking about it. I was working hard when I needed to work hard and I actually enjoyed my time, doing other stuff, doing things with my family, so maybe in a way it was good that I could reset a little bit and have a bit of a break after playing that long.”

Kevin De Bruyne has returned with a vengeance since his return to the pitch. He set up his side’s 5th in his first game back in their 5-nil win over Huddersfield Town. His assist for Jeremy Doku to fire home was a typical Kevin De Bruyne piece of play.

He was then at his inspirational best to fire Pep Guardiola’s side to a crucial 3-2 win over Newcastle United before City’s midseason break. The introduction of De Bruyne sparked the champions to a vital come-from-behind win. He scored one and set up Oscar Bobb’s winner in a reminder to the rest of the Premier League of his quality.

With De Bruyne fresh and firing it could be massive for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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