Euro 2020: De Bruyne to miss Belgium’s debut against Russia

The belga Kevin de Bruyne did not travel with the rest of the team to St. Petersburg for the debut of the ‘Red Devils‘ on the Eurocup of soccer this Saturday before Russia, as announced by the coach of Belgium, Roberto Martinez.

“We decided that he would not travel so he would have two more days of work,” he said. Roberto Martinez at the previous press conference at the stadium Petrovski from St. Petersburg.

Martínez stressed that the midfielder of Manchester City he had “a very positive day on the grass” on Thursday, but he worked individually. “The next two days will be very important,” he stressed.

De Bruyne suffered a severe blow to the face in the Champions League Final before him Chelsea. Since then, although he did not have to undergo surgery, he has not played a single minute.

He also confirmed that Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) has not traveled to Russia, but his evolution after the serious injury he suffered in the tendon of Achilles it is “satisfactory”.

“We are very happy with the progress of both players. They are progressing very well and will join the group as soon as we return ”, he pointed out.

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Axel Witsel in training with the Belgium team

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