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Kevin De Bruyne’s injury exit in the Champions League final worried, less than two weeks from the start of Euro 2021 (June 11). Victim of a brutal shock with Antonio Rüdiger, the Chelsea defender, the Manchester City midfielder was forced to give up his place in stride, in tears. The face completely swollen by the violence of the contact, the verdict fell the next day for De Bruyne: double fracture at the level of the nose and the left orbit. From then on, his participation in the Euro with Belgium appeared uncertain.
If the playing master of the Citizens gave reassuring news following his injury, his coach with the Red Devils, Roberto Martinez, followed suit at a press conference.
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Invited this Monday to react to the injury of Kevin De Bruyne, the coach of Belgium delivered his feelings. “It will take several more examinations to know his condition, we will be very careful. I spoke with Kevin, he is optimistic and feels good. The news is better than the news just after the incident. He has a fracture but does not need surgery. An operation would have strongly compromised its participation in the Euro, but this is not the case. We are confident that we will have a more accurate diagnosis over the next seven days. In any case we wish him a speedy recovery. I am optimistic that he can join us “, Roberto Martinez indicated at a press conference. Welcome news, as Belgium will start its Euro on June 12, against Russia.