Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach, announced this Monday that Kevin De Bruyne, who suffered after a collision with Antonio Rüdiger a fractured nasal septum and another in the left orbital in the Champions League final on Saturday between his Manchester City and Chelsea, ” it will not have to be operated ”. The Catalan coach revealed that “there is good news, after a few days off he will be able to join the team in a week.” Belgium, first in the FIFA world rankings. It is one of the favorites in this Euro 2021 in which Robert Martínez hopes to have De Bruyne.
According to the Belgian Football Association, De Bruyne will join his teammates on June 7, but will have to undergo numerous examinations first to make sure that all is well in terms of his left eye and nose. Belgium, whose coaching staff is returning to Thierry Henrry as Roberto Martínez’s assistant, debuted on the 12th in the group stage of the Eurocup against Russia in Saint Petersburg. His other rivals are Denmark (day 17) and Finland (day 21).
Roberto Martínez explained that “we have modified Kevin’s program (De Bruyne), who after the final was going to have a vacation and now this week he will have to undergo tests to see what his situation is.” But the Belgium coach sees Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City star “positive, if he had undergone surgery he would not have been able to participate in the Eurocup, but now we believe he will be ready” –
Rüdiger apologized on Sunday for his action, which, due to the blow received in the crash, cost Kevin De Bruyne having to retire in the 60th minute of the final lost by his City against Chelsea (0-1), without be able to hold back the tears.
Real Madrid player Eden Hazard, De Bruyne’s teammate in the Belgian national team, also stated this Monday that “I felt disappointed by Kevi, it is cruel to come out of a Champions final like that, I advise him to take this week to decompress, especially psychologically, he is a player super important for us ”.