Roberto Martinez Pleased Belgian Players Look Good In The Premier League
Belgian national team coach Roberto Martinez said he was happy with the Belgian players’ performance in the Premier League. In particular highlights the extraordinary performance of striker Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United.
Lukaku, 24, has scored six goals in seven games, including a pre-season test, for Manchester United since moving from Everton. Two of the six goals he created in the Premier League opener against West Ham United.
“Romelu Lukaku was outstanding in his official debut for Manchester United and Kevin De Bruyne was great in his first league match with Manchester City,” Martinez told La Derniere Heure.
“Vincent Kompany is solid in the formation of three defenders. After surgery this summer. Moussa Dembele played for 90 minutes at a very high level for Tottenham. And Eden Hazard will return to Chelsea, “he added.
“We have to base ourselves on the overall performance of players while benefiting from the competition provided by young players who are trying to get a place in my team,” he continued.
Do not think about future rumors
Belgium are preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar, followed by away matches against Greece. With a four-point lead over Greece, Group H leaders are in a good position to qualify for the finals in Russia next summer.
Martinez took over the Belgian national team following the departure of Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, but there is speculation that he will quit after the World Cup to return to the club.
But he said: “The rumor did not bother me, and while working, I did not think about it at all. The important thing is to use my experience for the benefit of Belgian football and bring them through to next year’s tournament. ”
“Last season, I really had a chance to train at club level, in the Premier League, where I spent seven years. But I love this new job, as a national team coach, and I will never withdraw from the Belgian FA. When will we discuss a new contract? I will say after the World Cup, but that’s a question for the federation, “he concluded. (Source: ESPN)