Martinez gives Hazard & De Bruyne updates forward of Italy conflict

Roberto Martinez briefs Hazard and De Bruyne ahead of the game against Italy Italy

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez spoke out tonight concerning the well-being of key couple Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

The reds march on

Martinez’s males have been again on responsibility rather less than 24 hours in the past, after all.

The Crimson Devils traveled to Seville for a extremely anticipated Euro 2020 final 16 showdown with defending champions Portugal.

The matchup regarded balanced earlier than kick-off, with little distinction between two of probably the most proficient and bold nationwide groups in world soccer.

Once more, it got here as no shock when a single aim was sufficient to win the sport in Belgium’s favor.

The aim in query got here simply earlier than half-time when Thorgan Hazard, who performed alongside Brother Eden, flicked in from the left earlier than firing a long-range shot over Rui Patricio’s claws within the Portuguese internet:

A Selecao, to her credit score, pushed arduous for the equalizer through the second half and barely discovered it when Raphael Guerreiro rattled the bottom of the submit.

Ultimately, nonetheless, Belgium’s skilled backline with Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Vermaelen stood upright to guide their nation into the ultimate 8 of the European Championship.


An in any other case wonderful night for anybody concerned with the Crimson Devils on Sunday, nonetheless, was spoiled considerably by a number of worrying blows to the workers entrance.

The primary got here early within the second half when Kevin De Bruyne limped out of the duel after an extended try and eliminate an ankle drawback.

One other key attacking channel for the Belgians adopted, making means simply earlier than the ultimate whistle when Eden Hazard made means for Yannick Carrasco after apparently tweaking his hamstring.

In a dialog with the media tonight, it was once more no shock when Roberto Martinez was inevitably drawn to the newest phrase about each Hazard and De Bruyne.

And the replace from the Belgian boss turned out to be combined general, initially confirming that not one of the gamers detected any type of structural injury:

‘It is fairly constructive for us. Eden and Kevin haven’t any structural injury. ‘

Martinez added, nonetheless, that he doesn’t count on both his midfield conductor or his captain to be “totally match” on Friday when the top-ranked worldwide staff on the planet takes on Italy within the quarter-finals of the European Championship:

“You’ll keep within the squad. We cannot get them totally match for Friday. Within the subsequent section they are going to be able to play. We take it day in and day trip. ‘

“I do not care” – Aymeric Laporte speaks out towards criticism of a change of nationality after calling for Spain

Ronaldo angrily kicks Portugal’s armband after dropping to Belgium, Keane says “cheaters” ought to be confronted within the locker room

This text was edited by
Josh Barker.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *