Boss Pep Guardiola has given his players four days off to recharge their batteries after cramming in 22 games in the last 11 weeks.
With seven first team stars on the injured list Guardiola only named six subs at Turf Moor despite spending the thick end of half a billion pounds on his squad in less than two years at City.
“I’m going away, it doesn’t matter where,” said a tired De Bruyne, who still ran Burnley ragged for most of the 90 minutes.
“It will do us a lot of good, I was feeling it from the first minute.
“I’ve said it before – you feel great for 10 games, then you feel okay for 10 games, and then the rest you feel like s**t.