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Belgium predicted lineup for UEFA Euro 2024; Romelu Lukaku to lead the line

Published at :June 10, 2024 at 6:57 PM
Modified at :June 10, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee

The Red Devils have a great chance of winning a silverware this term

Belgium have been one of the best teams in the world over the years but have not won any major trophies. The golden generation of the Red Devils consisting of talents like Hazard, Lukaku, De Bruyne and Courtois only secured third-place finishes in the major tournaments.

With Eden Hazard now retired and Courtois not picked in the squad, Domenico Tedesco will have to rely on other players to step up to the big occasion. There will be plenty of eyes on them how they cope up with the pressure of the fans as expectations will be high on them. Belgium are in Group E where they will face Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. They have a golden opportunity to make it to the next round but will have to be wary of the threat they present. 

Belgium predicted lineup (Formation: 4-2-3-1) :

GK: Koen Casteels

Koen Casteels has impressed for the Red Devils in recent friendlies. His performance at the back will surely prompt Domenico Tedesco to start him between the sticks. He will have to fill a huge void left by Courtois who has been a rock for the team at the back. During the 2023-24 season he has made 25 appearances for the team keeping four clean sheets while also saving a penalty in the three he has faced this season. 

RB: Thomas Meunier

Thomas Meunier currently plays club football for Trabzonspor in Turkey. He has made 65 appearances for the national team scoring eight goals. He has played for some of the most successful teams in Europe, including Dortmund, PSG and Club Brugge. He will now have the opportunity to test himself against the top players by offering the team defensive resilience. He is an asset in both halves, contributing to attacks and helping the team in defence.

CB: Wout Faes

Wout Faes had an incredible season with Leicester City helping the team secure promotion back to the Premier League. This season, he has made 46 appearances for the Foxes scoring two goals. Faes is a tough tackler who likes to get in the head of the opposition by not giving a single minute to impact the team. He is also equally adept at carrying the ball from the back to release team pressure. 

CB: Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is the longest-serving player in the current Belgium national team with over 154 appearances. He has seen all the highs and lows with the team. He is one of the most influential players due to his years of experience leading the team from the back. Vertonghen currently plays club football for Anderlecht after moving from Benfica. In Euros, Vertonghen will be tasked with guiding the defense and limiting the opponents from scoring.

LB: Timothy Castagne

Timothy Castagne is an experienced player who has played 42 games for the Red Devils. He plays club football for Fulham FC with whom he has made 39 appearances during 2023-24 campaign scoring one goal and assisting another three.

He is known for his tenacious work ethic, which helps the team by making overlapping runs while also maintaining defensive balance. When it comes to defending one-on-one situations, Castagne shows composure and presence of mind to limit the threat.

CM: Youri Tielemans

Youri Tielemans had a good season with Aston Villa with whom he made 32 appearances for the team scoring two goals and providing six assists. He has already made over 67 appearances for the team scoring seven goals.

Tielemans is a box-to-box midfielder who helps the defence while also joining attacks by carrying the ball from midfield. Tielemans is also known for his spectacular goals evident by the one he netted against Chelsea which won the FA Cup for the Foxes.

CM: Amadou Onana

Amadou Onana enjoyed an incredible season with Everton where he helped the team fight off relegation. He has played 30 games for the team, scoring two goals. He is a tough tackler who dominates opponents with his physicality and aerial prowess.

At just 22 years old, he has the time to improve his overall game to become one of the most impressive midfielders. He made his debut in the national setup at 20 years old which shows his potential. So far, he has made 12 appearances for the team and will aim to improve it going forward.

LW: Jeremy Doku

Jeremy exploded onto the scene in Rennes where he developed into an impressive player who had enormous potential to become a world-class player. His performance in France earned him a dream move to Manchester City. He has emerged as one of the most feared wingers at present.

This season, he has shown signs of his potential by performing impressively. This season, he has made 43 appearances for the team scoring six goals and providing nine assists in the process.

Belgium predicted lineup for UEFA Euro 2024
Belgium predicted lineup for UEFA Euro 2024

AM: Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is arguably one of the finest midfielders of this generation. He is known for his extraordinary assists and ability to change the outcome of a match at any given time. He is a complete midfielder whose records speaks volumes of his character on the pitch.

He is a football genius who has the vision and ability to help the team in difficult situations. Last season was not the best for the Man City star due to injuries, but he has still made an impact with 6 goals and 17 assists in 26 games. 

RW: Leandro Trossard

Leandro Trossard has emerged as an impressive player for the Gunners. The versatile forward played a crucial role in their second-place finish in the league. He has netted 17 goals in 46 appearances for the team while adding two assists.

Trossard is a versatile player who plays in any position the team needs him to play in. His biggest trait is his ability to use both feet to confuse the opposition to act in that direction. So far he has made 33 appearances for the team scoring eight goals in the process.

ST: Romelu Lukaku 

Romelu Lukaku had an impressive season at AS Roma. The veteran forward played a crucial role in the Giallorossi’s six-place finish and their route to the Europa League semi-final. He has made 32 appearances for the team in the 2023-24 season, scoring 13 goals and adding 3 assists.

He is the leading scorer of the national team who has seen the highs and lows in this tenure. He has played over 114 appearances with the Red Devils scoring 83 goals which is an impressive record for a striker.

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