Roberto Martinez defends his player! The Belgium coach returned to a press conference on the injury of Kevin De Bruyne, forced to leave during the second period of the Champions League between Manchester City and Chelsea. The environment had been violently hit by Antonio Rudiger.
Rudiger “lucky” for Martinez
Coming out with a swollen face, the Belgian could not help his team who finally lost. For Roberto Martinez, Antonio Rudiger should have been excluded: “I think he is really very lucky. When you look at the slow motion, there is no doubt. “. Worried about his star player, the coach hopes to be able to get him back for the Euro.
Rudiger apologizes to De Bruyne
For his part, the German defender apologized for his gesture towards Kevin De Bruyne, in a message posted on Twitter: “I am very sorry for the injury of Kevin De Bruyne. Of course, it wasn’t intentional on my part. I have always been in contact with Kevin and wish him a speedy recovery. I hope we can get together on the pitch quickly ”.
I’m really sorry for @DeBruyneKev‘s injury. Of course this was not intentional from me – I’ve already been in touch with Kevin personally and I really wish him a speedy recovery & hope we can see him back on the pitch very soon again ✊🏾⚽ #UCLFinal
– Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) May 30, 2021