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Antonio Rudiger says he has personally contacted Kevin de Bruyne after a collision between the two forced the Man City star off the pitch in the Champions League final.
With City already 1-0 down, they lost their influential captain in the 60th minute. The Belgian left the field in tears and in visible pain following the coming together. It was a big blow for Pep Guardiola’s side, who went on to.
After a trip to hospital, the injuries de Bruyne suffered have since been revealed. He was left with an acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture. .
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The Germany international reportedly came close to leaving the Blues in the summer , while there have been claims this season that he had a falling out with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta. Rudiger only started one of Chelsea’s opening 15 Premier League matches this season under Frank Lampard but ended up playing three of the former England international’s final four matches in charge. Top 10 defenders of the Premier League season And Rudiger has stayed in the team under Thomas Tuchel, eventually racking up 19 Premier League starts as Chelsea finished fourth in the table.
Some have suggested that Rudiger should have faced harsher punishment. The German was given a yellow card, but it has been argued that it was worthy of a dismissal.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is amongst them, labelling the Chelsea defender as reckless.
Rudiger insists challenge was ‘unintentional’
Buthas moved to defend himself, stating he did not mean to hurt de Bruyne.
He said on Twitter (“I’m really sorry for Kevin de Buryne’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 and hope we can see him back on the pitch very soon again.”
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The duo arrived as big-money signings last summer but have faced struggles to hit the ground running at ChelseaThe defender’s fellow countrymen both made the switch to Stamford Bridge from the Bundesliga last summer for a combined value of £117.5million. However, they found themselves struggling to justify their price tags throughout large spells of the recent Premier League campaign.
The fractures makesas a major doubt for the upcoming EUROs. He had been expected to play a starring role for Belgium, who play their first game of the tournament on Saturday 12th June.
That leaves him in a race against time to feature, although wearing a protective face mask could improve his chances.
Comparing Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes' 2020/21 stats highlights the winner .
De Bruyne and Fernandes both enjoyed strong Premier League seasonsWith football fans waiting in anticipation to find out whether Ruben Dias or Harry Kane would take home the prestigious prize, there was a collective double-take when neither of them triumphed.