Manchester City and Belgium player maker Kevin de Bruyne has withdrawn from the Belgium squad to face Iceland on Wednesday and returned to Manchester City. The 29-year-old midfielder was substituted after 73 minutes of their 2-1 loss to England in the Nations League clash at Wembley.
Belgium wrote on their Twitter handle saying: “He couldn’t be fit enough to play against Iceland.” Belgium is currently one point behind England in the second place position in the Nations League Group A2 after three games.
Manchester City’s next Premier League game will be against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 17:30 BST). After the England game, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez played down any potential injury, saying De Bruyne was taken off because “it was more precaution that we had to avoid [something], he wasn’t 100%”.
De Bruyne will join team-mate Raheem Sterling – who withdrew from England’s squad for this international window – as a potential injury doubt for the Arsenal game. Man City occupies the 14th position in the Premier League table with four points from their first three games