Kevin De Bruyne says Liverpool, Manchester City not yet ‘phyisical ready’
Kevin De Bruyne said Manchester City and Liverpool were not yet “physically prepared” for the beginning of the period after the Premier League champions won the Community Shield on punishments on Sunday.
|Kevin De Bruyne, Photo: Social media|
Raheem Sterling gave City a first-half lead before Joel Matip snatched a late equalizer for Liverpool in the yearly shade raiser to the English top-flight season.
In the shootout, City guardian Claudio Bravo spared from Georginio Wijnaldum, with Gabriel Jesus driving in the triumphant kick after fruitful endeavors from Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
“It was an extremely intense game,” City midfielder De Bruyne disclosed to BT Sport. “You can even now observe it’s initial pre-season. The two groups are not physically prepared at this point. It’s decent to see the challenge and we will battle each other again this season.
“Some folks just returned two days prior, others have prepared a little while. Pre-season is increasingly business nowadays so August is significant.”
Manchester City safeguard Kyle Walker stated: “It’s the primary trophy you can win, for me growing up this was a major one. It begins off the season and ideally we can reproduce what we did last season.”
Get up and go Guardiola’s City, who won an exceptional household treble last season, are top picks to win the Premier League for a third progressive season while European victors Liverpool are relied upon to show the most grounded test.
The new Premier League season commences on Friday with Liverpool facilitating Norwich.