Vincent Kompany has confirmed he will miss Euro 2016 due to injury.
The Belgium skipper has struggled with injury all season and was substituted nine minutes into Manchester City's Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid earlier this week.
Kompany was expected to be out of action for up to six weeks because of the injury and the 30-year-old has now confirmed via social media that will be unavailable to represent his country in France this summer.
"I'll miss the Euros," Kompany wrote on his official Facebook page. "To me that's very sad news.
"So 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 .
"There is a bigger picture to everything in life and only failing to see it, will cause me to fail.
"I am a hard worker and a fighter and if you are too, then you know that, to people like us, success can come in many forms. We trust ourselves when the going gets tough.
"I have the greatest respect for those who overcome their personal challenges in life with a positive attitude. I want to live up to that.
"So I remain calm and positive. I will continue to follow my path and I will do so with more conviction than ever.
"I trust my friends and team-mates to do well and do us proud at the next European Championships in France. I am now officially their most fervent supporter and I will be there to support them.
"Written from my hospital, Never giving up, Vincent Kompany."