De Bruyne on Pogba’s absence


MANCHESTER. – Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne wishes Paul Pogba were available for Sunday’s English Premier League soccer derby because he relishes playing against “the best teams and the best players”. Manchester United midfielder Pogba will be starting his three-match suspension after his red card for a reckless challenge on Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. The 24-year-old France international said last week he hoped “very important” City players would suffer injuries in the title race.

“I don’t believe in that,“ De Bruyne told reporters. ”I‘m a very straightforward guy. If someone believes it is karma then OK. Everyone has their right to their opinion. “I don’t want anyone to get injured. It’s a competition, you want to play against the best teams and the best players. ‘He’s a massive player. I know him a little bit. He’s unbelievable. He took a red card and that’s the way it goes – you have injuries and suspensions.” -Reuters.


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