The Manchester City star has admitted that because of the concussion he suffered during the 2021 Champions League final, his memory is not serving him well on what happened during that game.
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The Chelsea defender was slammed for having a role in the Belgian’s injury, but when he was having an interview with
, De Bruyne admitted that he holds no hard feeling towards Rudiger.
I have seen the images back. He just wanted to block me, not to cause an injury. For me it was not a red card. I was concussed, so the final is all a blur,"
This was not De Bruyne’s only injury setback in the summer. After dealing with an eye socket problem to make his way through Belgium’s Euro 2020 squad, he then sustained an ankle injury against Portugal in the Round of 16.
He then talked about how long it took for him to prepare for the Red Devils’ quarter-final against Italy.
If I speak for myself: I came in with an injury to my eye socket and after three matches I left with an even more serious ankle injury,
" he explained.
"I knew immediately that my ankle was bad after that tackle against Portugal. I played against Italy with two injections. If I had known beforehand what my ankle would have been like afterwards, I would not have played."
De Bruyne had an interview before Belgium’s semi-final clash against France in UEFA Nations League on Thursday.
The winner will then lock horns with either Italy or Spain, who are the other semi-finalists.
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