Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has confirmed that his latest injury will see him sidelined for the remainder of the season and that he will miss Euro 2016 as a result.
The Belgium international has had a frustrating campaign at the Etihad Stadium, with a number of debilitating injuries taking their toil.
Kompany has broken down on the pitch on a number of occasions with recurrences of calf injuries, with the latest setback happening after only ten minutes of City’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
The blow will mean that the cultured centre-half will not feature for Manuel Pellegrini’s side against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium later today and that he will also sit out the international showcase this summer.
“I’ll miss the Euros. To me that’s very sad news,” The Guardian report Kompany as saying.
“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.”
It remains to be seen if Kompany will remain at City next season, with the squad set to be overhauled upon the arrival of Pep Guardiola from Bayern Munich.