Former Manchester City goalkeeper David Seaman has claimed that Kevin De Bruyne’s latest injury is not a signal that his career is on its way down.

After being forced off in the first half of the Champions League final back in June with a hamstring injury, history repeated itself during the first period of City’s 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley.

Recently, Pep Guardiola said that it was a repeat of the hamstring issue the midfielder had suffered previously and that the Belgian is now facing up to four months out of action.

This has since led to one pundit and former City player having his say on De Bruyne’s situation and what that could mean for his future.

Seaman says De Bruyne still has more to give

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Speaking in a recent edition of Seaman Says, the former England shot-stopper had this to say when asked if this hamstring issue could lead to the demise of De Bruyne at City.

He said: “I don’t think it’s the demise of De Bruyne. I still think he’s got a hell of a lot to show and the standard he’s set has just been phenomenal.” 

Even though he’s now 32, the midfielder has shown in the past that he can overcome big injuries and still be a pivotal figure in City’s team.

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For example, after suffering two ligament injuries during the 2018/19 season, De Bruyne then went on to score 13 goals and deliver 20 assists in 35 appearances across the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

Looking ahead to the next few months, it’s safe to say that the Citizens will be losing an important part of their team, specifically in terms of someone that can create goalscoring opportunities on a regular basis, as the midfielder ended his previous leage campaign with more key passes (96), shot-creating actions (176) and goal-creating actions (31) than any other City player.

With that in mind, it’s clear that the other players in Guardiola’s side will have to step up in terms of creating goal chances consistently so City will still be a tough side to play against.

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