Belgium: Martinez "optimistic" for De Bruyne at Euro

Victim of a double fracture at the level of the nose and the orbit during the final of the Champions League, the Belgian attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is in fact uncertain for the Euro. But his coach Roberto Martinez was reassuring on Monday at a press conference.

Belgium is holding its breath. Since the final of the Champions League, which on Saturday night saw Chelsea beat Manchester City (1-0), after a match marked by the exit from injury of Kevin de Bruyne, fans of the Red Devils scrutinize the slightest news of their master to play.

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Victim of a double fracture at the level of the nose and the left orbit after a violent contact with the German Antonio Rüdiger, “KDB” saw its presence at the Euro (June 11-July 11) be logically called into question . But this Monday, his coach Roberto Martinez was quite reassuring. Blurry, but reassuring.

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“An operation would have strongly compromised its participation in the Euro, but this is not the case”

“It will take several more exams to know his condition, we will be very careful, said the technician in a press conference. I spoke with Kevin, he is optimistic and feels good. The news is better than the one just after the incident. He suffers from a fracture but does not need an operation. An operation would have seriously compromised his participation in the Euro, but it is not. We are confident that we have a more precise diagnosis over the next seven days. In any case we wish him a speedy recovery. I am optimistic that he can join us. “

And to repeat: “I am not yet fixed, I cannot rely on any medical element, we are awaiting additional information. But I am more optimistic than after the final.”

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As a reminder, Belgium will face Russia (June 12), Denmark (June 17) and Finland (June 21) in Group B.

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