Belgium will be sweating over the fitness of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne with less than 13 days to their opening Euro 2020 game. The Manchester City player fractured his nose and eye socket and got stretched off in the 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final, played at the Estadio De Dragao in Portugal on Saturday.
De Bruyne collided with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the second half of the counter and was subsequently replaced by Gabriel Jesus on the hour mark as it was obvious that he couldn’t continue.
The Belgian tweeted on Sunday revealing that he was out of the hospital and feeling okay but also expressed disappointment about the result, which saw Chelsea crowned European champions for the second time.
Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger has also revealed that he has gotten in touch with the midfielder apologizing for the incident, which he claims was not intentional.
He also wished Kevin De Bruyne a speedy recovery, with Belgium’s first game of the tournament coming against Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on the 12th of June.
However, the extent of his injury has not been ascertained yet and it is not known whether he will be out of the tournament or fit before the first game.
Manchester City failed to complete the treble in a season that they won the Carabao Cup and the Premier League after failing to beat Chelsea who won the game in 90 minutes after Kai Havertz’s first-half strike.
The German midfielder rounded goalkeeper Ederson after benefiting from a long ridge pass from Mason Mount just minutes before the end of the first half. It is Chelsea’s second UEFA Champions League triumph after the 2012 victory over Bayern in Munich.