Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that skipper Vincent Kompany may not be fit for Belgium’s opening matches at the World Cup.
The timing of Kompany return remains unknown but his club team-mate believes that Belgium will cope without their experienced center back. Kompany is recovering from a groin injury suffered in the Red Devils’ goalless draw in a friendly against Portugal.
“He’s calm. I’m not putting the pressure on Vinnie [Kompany]. He knows his body and he works hard. He may not be there for the first games in Russia but the team can play the group stage without him.” De Bruyne told reporters.
After their opener in Sochi, Belgium face Tunisia on June 23rd before ending their Group G fixtures with a clash against England five days later.