Despite City's crowded schedule, Martinez insists the best thing for De Bruyne now is games. The midfielder produced two assists for City's Champions League win over Olympique Marseille this week.
Martinez explained, “It was not a matter of giving Kevin a break, he is completely fresh and needs competition.
"He just had a physical ailment, which caused him to be slow down prematurely.
"Afterwards, our medical staff and those of Man City joined forces to get him back in shape as quickly as possible and City did a fantastic job there too."