Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has confirmed that he will miss Euro 2016 because of a thigh injury.
The Belgium defender lasted only a few minutes of City’s Champions League semi-final second leg in Madrid on Wednesday before he went down with a thigh problem and was forced off.
It was the latest in a line of frustrating muscle injuries for Kompany, who missed large parts of City’s stuttering season with calf problems.
On Saturday night, he wrote on his Facebook page: “I’ll miss the Euros. To me that’s very sad news.”
Kompany’s future at City – where Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini in the summer – has been questioned by some given his injury woes, but the 30-year-old vowed to return stronger.
“I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself. I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up. That is not me. I decide on my future.”, Kompany added.
The 30-year old has suffered five different injuries this season, appearing in only 22 of City’s 57 matches. He travelled back with City from Madrid, but has since returned to Spain for treatment on his injury