Kevin De Bruyne has admitted Vincent Kompany may not be fit in time to feature in Belgium 's opening games at the World Cup but is confident the team can cope without the experienced defender.
Kompany is recovering from a groin injury suffered in the Red Devils' goalless draw in a friendly against Portugal and, while confident of being fit for the tournament, the timing of his return remains a mystery.
"He's calm," De Bruyne told reporters. "I'm not putting the pressure on Vinnie [Kompany].
"He knows his body and he works hard.
"He may not be there for the first games in Russia but the team can play the group stage without him."