De Bruyne talks about battle with COVID-19 – “Was walking up the walls”

Kevin De Bruyne talked about his battle with COVID-19, saying that he still feels he hasn’t made a full recovery.

The Belgian tested positive for the virus a while ago and missed several games for Manchester City in the process. He started the most recent game against Leeds United, where he scored a brace in City’s thrashing of their opponents.

It hasn’t been the best season for the playmaker, who has had to deal with injuries, lack of match fitness and the aforementioned virus. As a result, he has yet to well and truly explode into life like we know he can, but maybe Leeds was the awakening of the monster.

De Bruyne talked about his battle with COVID-19, and detailed out the struggles he faced.

“I’m not great yet. My body still has to adapt. Sometimes after two or three sprints I feel that I have had COVID,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

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De Bruyne (pictured) hasn’t returned to his previous form. Source:

“This season is what it is, of course. I can’t help it. I got punched in the face, my ankle kicked and I caught COVID. It’s not easy with the busy schedule, but I’m feeling okay. I’m doing what I have to do.”


“I was really sick for four days. I think it’s similar to the flu, but I’ve never had it that bad,” KDB continued.  

“I had a fever, especially at night, and I lost my sense of smell and taste. After five days, it got better. Smell and taste came back a little later, but now everything is okay.

“I was on my own for 10 days in quarantine, so I was walking up the walls. It’s hard for me to sit still.

“I separated myself from my family. I didn’t want to pass it onto my wife and kids. It was pretty hard to just see them through a glass door,” he concluded.

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