Euro 2021 Belgium
Probable Likely Team Selections & Players Involved For:
Turkey Italy Wales Switzerland Denmark Finland Belgium Russia Netherlands Ukraine Austria North Macedonia England Croatia Scotland Czech Republic Spain Sweden Poland Slovakia Hungary Portugal France Germany
Eden Hazard will lead his country out at Euro 2020 as the Belgium captain
Goals For: 40 Goals Against: 3 Mitchy Batshuayi / Yari Verschaeren / Eden Hazard Penalty Taken 1 – Penalty Scored 1
|Romelu Lukaku||Belgium Forwards||Top Striker With||7 Goals|
|Most Assists With 7 Assists||Eden Hazard|
Key player: Kevin De Bruyne
The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League midfielder of the season picked up four goals and seven assists in just six EURO qualifiers. Roberto Martínez’s key provider also set up 20 Premier League goals for Manchester City in 2019/20, equalling Thierry Henry’s league record.
One to watch: Youri Tielemans
A relatively youthful 23 in a side packed with established talent, Leicester’s versatile midfielder has a venomous shot from distance, not to mention great distribution.
Belgium Best Players Picks:
Romelu Lukaku is the only player in the game I class as ‘essential’. He takes the penalties (when Hazard isn’t playing), is the focal point in an attacking side and has a fantastic national team record.
He has seven goals in his last six caps and totalled seven goals and four assists in the five qualifying games he was fit to play in. He is a must-have in my opinion given his promising fixtures.
The pick of the midfield is the main man Kevin De Bruyne who takes all set-pieces (except penalties) and should play in a very advanced role. Just like Lukaku, I think he is essential, if he plays in that front 3.
Coach: Roberto Martínez
Roberto Martinez has previously managed Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Everton
Full Squad Named And Released For The Euro 2021 Cup
Timothy CASTAGNE Yannick CARRASCO Axel WITSEL
Leander DENDONCKER (Wolves)
Kevin DE BRUYNE (Manchester City)
Youri TIELEMANS (Leicester City)
Thorgan HAZARD (Dortmund)
Hans VANAKEN (Club Brugge)
Dennis PRAET (Leicester City)
Nacer CHADLI (Istanbul Basaksehir)
Thomas MEUNIER (Dortmund)
Timothy CASTAGNE (Leicester City)
Yannick CARRASCO (Atletico Madrid)
Axel WITSEL (Dortmund)
If Witsel doesn’t recover in time, Leander Dendoncker or Youri Tielemans will take his place in the starting lineup. Dendoncker’s passing game is less accomplished than Witsel’s, but the Wolves midfielder adds different qualities. Kevin De Bruyne, another player with a recent injury scare but expected to be able to play.