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Kevin De Bruyne stormed out of an interview following Belgium’s shocking 1-0 defeat to Slovakia at Euro 2024 on Monday.

The unexpected loss left the Manchester City star visibly frustrated and unwilling to engage with the English media.

The upset came early in the match when Slovakia’s Ivan Schranz capitalized on a mistake by Jeremy Doku, scoring in just the seventh minute.

Despite Belgium’s dominance and Romelu Lukaku finding the net twice, VAR disallowed both goals—one for offside and the other for a controversial handball.

Belgium entered the tournament as strong contenders in what was considered one of the easiest groups, which also includes Romania and Ukraine.

Earlier in the day, Romania secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Ukraine, adding pressure on Belgium to perform.

After the match, De Bruyne, Belgium’s captain, reluctantly faced reporters. Speaking in Dutch and French, he expressed his frustration:

“It’s a shame. We played well for the first 20 minutes, but we made a mistake that was punished. It took us a while to get back into the game. In the second half, we improved and deserved to win, but we couldn’t score. That’s football.”

The tension peaked when a journalist asked De Bruyne for a comment in English. His patience snapped; he turned away with a look of confusion and disgust, abruptly ending the interview.

This rare display of emotion from the usually composed De Bruyne underscored the gravity of the defeat for Belgium.

The team now faces a crucial match against Romania on Saturday, where they will seek redemption and aim to keep their Euro 2024 hopes alive.

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