Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said he will wait until the last minute for Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to prove their fitness for their Friday night’s Euro 2020 quarter-final game against Italy.
Kevin De Bruyne
suffered an ankle injury during
’s 1-0 victory over
, during whichReal Madrid
also limped off with a muscle problem, and none of them were able to train with the rest of the team.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference for the Italy game,
"We all know we are fighting against time.
"We are going to wait until the last minute to make that decision.
"We'll see tomorrow if they can be involved or not. Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot make a decision."
De Bruyne was also absent in Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener against
because of a facial injury he picked up during Man City's clash withChelsea
in the Champions League final. He made his return by scoring a goal and providing an assist against
has played in every game so far and seems to have improved his form following an injury-struck season at Real Madrid.
His brother Thorgan sent Belgium to the quarter-final with an amazing first-half rocket from behind the box to see off Portugal.
Belgium will now face
, who are on a 31-game unbeaten run, in Euro 2020 quarter-final on Friday at the Munich’s Allianz Arena.
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