The transfers of the Red Devils this summer were striking. For former national coach Walter Meeuws, however, especially the transfers that did not come…
In the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar, it is important that the Red Devils gain enough rhythm. The arrival of the Red Devils in the Jupiler Pro League is therefore very positive.
“If I were the national coach, I would be very happy. The alternative was to sit with their ass on the couch. Then they would certainly not have been at the level in Qatar. No, as far as our defense is concerned, I am confident: it will not be their fault,” Meeuws told Het Nieuwsblad.
There seems to be a problem especially offensively, according to Meeuws. “Eden Hazard should have set an example for Vertonghen. I don’t mean that he should have signed with Anderlecht or Club Brugge, but he should have taken a step back. Hazard has been banned from Real Madrid for months, while at his age you just need your weekly game. And then Romelu Lukaku is also in trouble with injuries.”
The conclusion is therefore firm. “If we were favorites in previous tournaments, we are not even an outsider now. I’m not saying that because Alderweireld, Boyata and Vertonghen are active in Belgium. On the contrary: they made the right choice. Others…”