Roberto Martinez issues injury update on Man City ace Kevin de Bruyne ahead of Euro 2020 quarter-final
Man City and Belgium ace Kevin de Bruyne has been ruled out with injury from the Red Devils’ Euro 2020 quarter-final.
Roberto Martinez’s men beat Portugal 1-0 in their last-16 clash last night thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s strike.
Speaking about the injury, Martinez confirmed neither player had ‘structural damage’ and would ‘remain with the squad’.
However, the outfit were somewhat thankful to come out victorious. Fernando Santos’ men dominated proceedings with 23 shots on goal compared to Belgium’s six.
Nonetheless, the Belgians’ victory was marred by two injury worries to their star attackers. De Bruyne and Hazard limped off in what was a frustrating second-half for the side.
When talking about the duo, Martinez said: “It’s quite positive for us. Eden and Kevin have no structural damage. They will remain with the squad. We won’t get them fully fit for Friday. In the next phase, they will be fit to play. We take it day by day.”
TBR View: De Bruyne injury a worrying sign for Man City
Amidst his brilliant performances on the pitch, the injury suffered by de Bruyne is a worrying sign for Manchester City.
The Belgian magician has a horrid injury record over the last few campaigns. He’s suffered a range of different injuries over the last few years, casting doubt over his ability to stay fit.
And having turned 30-years-old today, it makes sense of the Citizens’ move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
No longer can Pep Guardiola rely on the ageing midfielder whose injury problems are piling up as years go by.