Kevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City might resume coaching in a fortnight, that the Premier League will end the season regardless of the coronavirus disaster and that his membership’s European ban will be overturned.
The midfielder can also be happy Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has prolonged his contract and says he isn’t serious about a transfer.
The 28-year-old, talking to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, predicted the Premier League season will be concluded not like the campaigns in France, the Netherlands and his native Belgium.
“My feeling is that we may be able to train again within two weeks,” he stated.
“The government wants to restart football as soon as possible to give the people something, but it will be played without spectators I think.
“The financial aspect is far too important for the Premier League and if the season is not complete, it will cause serious problems.”
De Bruyne’s Manchester City staff mate Sergio Aguero stated final week he was scared about returning.
“Gosh, I don’t think they are really afraid for themselves, but for their families,” De Bruyne stated. “That is the problem for many people. Everyone will be tested once we start playing again.”
De Bruyne had been in glorious type earlier than the suspension.
“When the league resumes, I don’t really see it as an extension of the season. It feels more like the start of a new season,” the Belgian worldwide stated.
“I have never stood still for so long in my career but I’m not making a big deal out of it. Greater powers are at work and whatever is said and decided, I will agree with.”
On Manchester City’s ban from European membership competitors for the subsequent two years as a result of breaches of monetary honest play laws, he stated: “The club is appealing and have told us they are almost 100% sure that they are right. I trust the club.”
Martinez staying as coach of top-ranked Belgium was a logical transfer after the European Championship was postponed to subsequent 12 months, De Bruyne added.
“Maybe he would have gone off and done something different if the European Championship was played this year, but we have a project, which is far from complete. Stopping now would be weird.”
As to his personal future, De Bruyne could be very content material at City.
“I play for one of the best teams in the world; I play in England, in my view, the best competition, and I like that,” he stated. “It remains a challenge to be the best and I need that.”