Image credits – De Bruyne
Belgium and Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne believes Belgium has enough quality to cope with Vincent Kompany’s absence.
Kompany, 32, sustained a groin injury during the Red Devils’ friendly match against Portugal last week. The Manchester City skipper has been included in the Belgium squad but there are still concerns that he could miss the first Belgium match.
His Manchester City teammate De Bruyne, however, is convinced that Belgium can progress from Group G even if Kompany remains unavailable for the entire group stages.
“He will be fine, maybe not for the first few games if possible but I don’t know how he is going to react to the treatment and how he will progress,” said De Bruyne.
“Hopefully he will be fit as soon as possible but we don’t have to take the risk. We should be able to get through the group with the team we have. But obviously if he is fit, it will help us.”
Belgium have been drawn with England, Panama and Tunisia at the World Cup.