Dieter Hecking was fast to point out that Wolfsburg don’t need De Bruyne to help in their Bundesliga title chase, as the Belgian looks to join City.
The Belgium international is poised for a move back to the premier league, as he prepares to leave Wolfsburg for City.
Wolfsburg are also set to lose Ivan Perisic to Inter and despite the absence of both players, Hecking’s men recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over Schalke.
Hecking is proud and confident his men can survive without both players.
“I know that I can trust my team,” Hecking said. “They don’t have to prove anything.
“It’s always possible that both De Bruyne and Perisic get injured. Are we supposed to lose without them? This is again a question that answers itself.
“This team is full of professionals and they want to win games, even when one or two players are missing. So they didn’t have to make a statement.
“They played better than last week against Koln even though two players were missing, who aren’t even gone yet. Both are still part of the team, they were with the team and congratulated the players for a great game.
“I am happy that the team won and that we had a great performance without these two players.”