Kevin De Bruyne’s shocking admission on concussion during City’s Champions League Final
Kevin De Bruyne admits that he does not remember much of Manchester City’s 2021 Champions League Final clash against Chelsea after suffering a concussion during the match.
De Bruyne experienced a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, forcing the Belgian midfielder to leave the game just before the hour mark. City ended up losing the final 1-0, courtesy of Kai Havertz’s goal at the 42nd minute.
Rudiger received extensive criticism from fans for his role in De Bruyne’s injury. However, Man City’s star shared to HLN how he experienced the injury and that he has no resentment towards Rudiger.
“I have seen the images back. He just wanted to block me, not to cause an injury. For me it was not a red card. I was concussed, so the final is all a blur,” he explained.
After Man City’s loss to Chelsea, De Bruyne had to prepare for Belgium’s Euro 2020 campaign while suffering an eye injury. Belgium’s attacking midfielder would manage the damage throughout the tournament only to suffer an ankle injury against Portugal in the Round of 16.
“I knew immediately that my ankle was bad after that tackle against Portugal. I played against Italy with two injections. If I had known beforehand what my ankle would have been like afterwards, I would not have played,” the veteran midfielder shared.
De Bruyne is currently on an international break, preparing for Belgium’s UEFA Nations League semi-final against France.