For Man City, the disappointment is almost over – but for team captain Vincent Kompany, it’s only beginning.
After sustaining a leg injury in the first ten minutes against Real Madrid this past week in the second-leg of the Champions League Semi-Finals, the Belgian defender revealed that it will keep him out of Euro 2016 when it starts in June.
Kompany took to Facebook to make the announcement, lamenting his inability to represent his countrymen in the European championship but expressing confidence in his teammates’ ability to get the job done for Belgium.
‘I’ll miss the Euros,’ Kompany wrote.
‘To me, that’s very sad news.
‘I trust my friends and team-mates to do well and do us proud at the next European Championships in France.
‘I am now officially their most fervent supporter and I will be there to support them.’
The 30-year-old centre-back serves as captain for both Man City and Belgium. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is expected to wear the captain’s armband in his place.
Kompany has missed significant time this year due to various injuries, appearing in less than half of Man City’s games in the Premier League and missing several Champions League games for the same reason.
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