De Bruyne was speaking today at City's Champions League presser.
Asked about Sterling's suggestion he could leave the club in search of regular football, De Bruyne said: "Rotation is important but I understand the frustration.
"Sometimes it is tough to play one game and then miss then next, but obviously it is the manager who has to make those choices.
"We have a group of 22 or 23 internationals who are unbelievable so when the team plays good, it can be frustrating as a player.
"But we are all supportive of each other."
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