Coach Martinez has released his selection for the Belgian national team for Euro 2020 UEFA. Did he choose well? What do you think ?
With one month before the launch of the biggest European football competition, it was time that the coach of the Belgian team, Roberto Martinez gave his selection for UEFA Euro 2020.
The task of the Spanish coach had to be made easier since the European authorities decided that all the national teams could bring with them 26 players instead of the 24 initially planned. The quality of Belgian international players being so important, the national selection as unveiled this Monday, May 17, 2021 will still make disappointed supporters or surprised fans.
A list of reservists
The first surprising thing is that, in fact, manager Roberto Martinez does not intend to be surprised. As the COVID-19 pandemic still affects some players around the world and the return to the field has resulted in various injuries, the national coach has decided to establish a list of reserve players to cope possible absences.
The number of elected players
Before any criticism, here is the list of elected players and those who also hope to be able to play with this Belgian Red Devils group.
List of guardians:
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid number 1), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge) and Matz Sels (Strasbourg)
List of defenders:
Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyon), Jan Vertonghen (Benfica), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) and Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe)
List of midfielders:
Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund), Youri Tielemans (Leicester City), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Dennis Praet (Leicester City), Thomas Meunier ( Borussia Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Atlético Madrid), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Timothy Castagne (Leicester City) and Nacer Chadli (Istanbul Basaksehir)
List of attackers:
List of reserve players in case of any injured or sick…
Thomas Kaminski, Alexis Saelemaekers, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Bryan Heynen, Thomas Foket, Adnan Januzaj, Brandon Mechele, Jordan Lukaku, Zinho Vanheusden, Yari Verschaeren and Charles De Ketelaere.
Very few defenders
Roberto Martinez also explained the reason for taking only five defenders in his selection on the one hand because the Belgians are number 1 in FIFA and want to be offensive, but above all because the midfielders of field are able to play in a much more defensive position and will therefore be able to strengthen the defense if necessary. The manager underlined the ability of a Chadli to do the job just like Dendoncker.
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