The two Belgian playmakers Hazard and De Bruyne may not recover for the match against Italy, after injuries suffered against Portugal.
Eve of opposite sign for Italy e Belgium, committed tomorrow evening at 21.00 atAllianz Arena of Munich in the challenge valid for the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. If the Azzurri are spoiled for choice and count on the recovery of important elements such as Giorgio Chiellini, the Belgians are struggling with some possible significant absences.
The players in question are Eden Hazard e Kevin De Bruyne, both went out due to injury during the round of 16 match against Portugal. The Real Madrid playmaker had asked for the change 3 minutes from the end due to a tendon problem, while the Manchester City talent had to leave the field early in the second half due to a hard intervention by Palhinha on his left ankle.
The first feelings about the two injuries were positive, the passing of days and training suggested other ways. In fact, just over 24 hours before the match against Italy, the two players have not yet started training with the team again. According to what the Belgian broadcaster reports RTL, Hazard and De Bruyne’s training took place alone in the gym.
The two quality elements of Martinez’s squad will still leave with the team for Munich, but at the moment it is difficult to hypothesize even their use during the match in progress.
A hard loss for the coach Martinez, who will have to draw from a staff that nevertheless presents interesting alternatives (such as Carrasco from Atletico Madrid). On the other hand, good news for Mancini’s Italy, but he will not have to let his guard down in a European where surprises and twists are only on the agenda.