COPENHAGEN: Kevin De Bruyne is training with Belgium for the first time after suffering a facial injury in last month’s Champions League final, boosting the team’s hopes of the European Championship.
De Bruyne will undergo training twice on Tuesday and Wednesday to prove whether he is ready to be dropped for the second leg against Denmark in Copenhagen on Thursday.
The Belgian midfielder broke his nose and injured his eye after colliding with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger who saw Manchester City lose 1-0, but is expected to be sent off at the European Championship.
He underwent surgery five days after the final and spent a week in the recovery process, before joining Belgium on Monday.
However, he did not train all last week and was only ‘stuck’ in training camp when Belgium flew to Saint Petersburg for their first match against Russia on Saturday.
De Bruyne’s absence was clearly not a problem for them as Belgium easily beat Russia 3-0.