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Roberto Martinez explains why Kevin De Bruyne left Belgium camp early

Roberto Martinez explains why Kevin De Bruyne left Belgium camp early

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Saturday’s game against Arsenal after having withdrawn from Belgium squad as they are preparing to face Iceland in the Nations League today, October 14.

Ahead of the Iceland clash, the Belgium manager Roberto Martinez was asked if there had been pressure from City to send De Bruyne back in order to prioritize the Arsenal clash.

Martinez said: “The opposite – with Manchester City we always had a strong and respectful relationship and in this case it was just to try and get the best solution for the well-being of Kevin.

“Obviously Kevin, or any player for that matter, needs to be 100 per cent ready to play. We need to find the right treatment and we are working with Manchester City.

“The decision was to take as long as we can to get Kevin right. We don’t want this to be an issue that he develops through the season. You know how demanding the club season is and then we are going to have the Euros at the end of it.”

source – Manchester Evening News

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