Ahead of Belgium’s entry into the running against Canada on Wednesday, Roberto Martinez spoke to the press and the coach of the Red Devils gave several indications on the starting lineup of the Belgian selection. Indeed, on this occasion, he announced that several players will already be holders including Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne and finally Eden Hazard, the captain of this Belgian team. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez gave no indication of the player who will replace Romelu Lukaku. Michy Batshuayi and Loïs Openda are in competition for this place at the forefront of the Belgian attack.
“Physically, I have 25 players in good physical shape. For Romelu Lukaku, things are going well. He is on the right track. We’ll see if it will be in the second or third game, which is probably a more realistic goal. Eden (Hazard) is our captain, it’s very different from his situation at the club, where it was difficult. The tournament has evolved, you can make five changes. I don’t see a meeting based on 11 players, but on 16. He has a lot of experience and talent. He didn’t lose that. Eden Hazard will start, there is no debate for me. Football will decide what happens next. (Kevin) De Bruyne may play in number 8, he can play everywhere. He could even evolve in the cage. He is going through a great period, he is in very good shape. in particular declared the coach of the Red Devils.