Kevin De Bruyne had hamstring surgery last summer and has no idea when he could return to the field. The Red Devils will have to compete again next Wednesday in the context of the European Championship qualifications. Who can take over the role of KDB?
The Red Devils have already qualified for next year’s European Championships, so national coach Domenico Tedesco can experiment a bit. According to Francky Dury, it would not be an unnecessary luxury to include Thorgan Hazard in the selection again, especially after what he showed in recent weeks at RSC Anderlecht.
“That Carrasco is now playing in Saudi Arabia? If a player continues to perform well with the national team then you should not look at the competition. The question is rather: who is the better at the moment?”, says the ex-coach of Zulte Waregem The newspapaer.
The games against Serbia (15/11) and Azerbaijan (19/11) could serve as a test for Hazard. Eden’s younger brother can be played in various positions, including De Bruyne.
“Compared to Carrasco, Thorgan has the advantage that he can play in multiple positions. He can even take De Bruyne’s position pending his return,” Dury concluded.