The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will represent the last bullet for Belgium’s golden generation. Hazard, Witsel, De Bruyne, Mertens or Lukaku will already be too old for the 2026 edition, which will be held between Mexico, the United States and Canada. Although players like Jeremy Doku (Rennes) the ketelaere (Witches) aim to be stars, accompanying Yuri Tielemans OR Alexis Saelemaeker at its zenith
Roberto Martínez, the Belgian coach, is clear that going far to the World Cup requires controlling both areas. In goal, there is no problem. After an irregular adaptation of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, the goalkeeper has quickly become the best on the planet. In attack, the big doubts are precisely in two of the stars of the Red Devils: Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.
Martinez awaits departures
Both players, at Chelsea and Real Madrid respectively, have supporting roles in their teams. In that sense, Martínez has alluded to the situation of the footballers, leaving on the table the possibility of a transfer in the summer transfer market. The winger, who has had a plate removed from his ankle, will not play again for the rest of the season, while for the attacker, Tuchel prefers Kai Havertz up front.
“I am not going to judge or assess the state of any player until after the summer, because there are still seven months to go before the World Cup. You have to analyze the players more in the short term, not now. But there will be many players who will change clubs or to feel this summer. The time to evaluate Lukaku and Hazard will be in September; they are players for whom the summer could be a great opportunity in their careers.”has ensured Catalan in Sun.