Belgium left sweating over the health of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for Euro 2020 quarter-final conflict with Italy after each males had been compelled off injured in bruising win over Portugal
- Kevin De Bruyne was compelled off with an ankle damage after being fouled
- Eden Hazard was substituted close to the tip as he clutched his hamstring
- Roberto Martinez faces an anxious 48-hour wait over the pair’s health
- The former Everton boss stated the sort out on De Bruyne was ‘actually dangerous’
- The Spaniard praised his staff’s focus after their slim win
- Opposite quantity Fernando Santos bemoaned his facet’s wastefulness
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De Bruyne limped out of the sport with an ankle damage early within the second half after being fouled by Joao Palhinha shortly earlier than half-time. Hazard adopted in the direction of the tip after pulling up clutching his hamstring.
Both are key gamers for Belgium and have solely began one earlier sport at Euro 2020 after coming into the match with damage points.
Roberto Martinez consoles Kevin De Bruyne after he was compelled off with an ankle damage
De Bruyne suffered the problem after a lunging problem by Portugal teenager Joao Palhinha
Eden Hazard adopted De Bruyne off the pitch late on as he clutched his proper hamstring
‘We’re going to want 48 hours to search out out the extent of injures,’ stated supervisor Roberto Martinez.
‘Kevin De Bruyne is ankle, it was a very dangerous sort out. We haven’t got a prognosis from the medical division.
‘Eden Hazard is extra muscle. We will return to Belgium tonight and have the scans tomorrow.’
Otherwise, Martinez was delighted to see his facet knock out the present holders to e book a quarter-final date in opposition to Italy in Munich on Friday.
‘We scored an excellent aim after which within the second half, the extra momentum went to Portugal, we confirmed an unbelievable mentality,’ he added.
‘We by no means misplaced focus within the tough moments. This provides me unbelievable satisfaction as a result of that is what a profitable staff wants.’
Martinez was a relieved man on the closing whistle as Belgium knocked out the holders in Seville
Portugal boss Fernando Santos was stuffed with reward for his gamers regardless of seeing them exit on the final 16 stage.
‘We’re very disenchanted. We thought we might attain the ultimate and win like 2016, that was out spirit and perspective,’ stated Santos.
‘Some of my lads are crying within the dressing room, that’s to be anticipated. It will not be onerous to get their heads up once more as a result of they performed an incredible sport.
Fernando Santos revealed a few of his gamers had been crying within the dressing room after the loss
‘They did all the things to convey nice pleasure to the Portuguese folks. Now we’re wanting ahead to the World Cup.
‘The Belgians had six photographs and one heading in the right direction. We had 29 and could not rating as soon as. We did not allow them to use their most harmful weapons. It was a shot from exterior the field by their left full-back who would not even do that.
‘None of us can really feel something however delight for these gamers. We did not win however we deserved to win. No staff on this planet can say they’re higher than Portugal.’