Belgian footballers Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, who asked for the change injured in Belgium’s win against Portugal on Monday, they did not train this Thursday with the rest of the group, on the eve of Friday’s duel against Italy in the quarterfinals of the Eurocup.
The complete group of the selection that the Spanish directs Roberto Martínez trained this Thursday at 11.00 local time in Tubize, on the outskirts of Brussels, but the two Belgian stars did not participate in the session.
According to the Belgian broadcaster RTL, the two Red Devils playmakers they trained in the gym and will accompany the rest of the team to Munich, where the match against Italy will be played tomorrow.
Belgium captain and Real Madrid forward and Manchester City captain they arrived touched to the Eurocopa, the first with recurring injuries the last two seasons and the second after fracturing his face in the Champions League final.
The two progressively entered the Belgian starting eleven, but both withdrew injured from the fierce round of 16 duel against Portugal.
De Bruyne asked for change in the 48th minute with pain in the ankle after a strong tackle and Hazard in 87 after having a bad “feel” in the hamstrings of the right leg.
The coach said on Tuesday that neither player suffered “structural damage” and that they were working to be available on Friday, while he took his recovery for granted for an eventual semifinal match next week.
Martinez He said Tuesday that the two footballers’ chances of reaching the game against Italy were “fifty percent.”
In the Wednesday afternoon practice, Hazard joined the group in the second leg of the training session, while Kevin de Bruyne and Jason Denayer were absent.
Those of Roberto Martínez will fly to Munich this Thursday, arriving at 18.00 local time. The coach will appear at a press conference with one of his players at 7:45 p.m. and then the Red Devils will take a walk through the stadium where this Friday, at 9:00 p.m., they will face Italy in the quarterfinals.