Martinez announces squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers

The coach of Belgium’s national football Roberto Martinez has announced his squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifying games against Kazachstan (on 8 June) and Scotland (on 11 June). There was one big surprise among Martinez’s squad, the KAS Eupen goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge. Van Crombrugge is one of four goalkeepers called up by Martinez. The national team coach says that he and his staff have been following Hendrik Van Crombrugge for some time. 

"We’ve been following Hendrik for three year now. He is a modern keeper and a good footballer. A Eupen he is left in the shadows by lads like Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels and Matz Sels, but he has earned this selection. I feel that Hendrik is ready for this step”, Robert Martinez said.                                                                    

Van Crombrugge (photo, below) is one of four goalkeepers selected for the squad. 

The national team squad

Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Matz Sels (Strasbourg), Hendrik Van Crombrugge (KAS Eupen),

Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanders), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge), Thomas Vermaelen (FC Barcelone), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Thorgan Hazard (Mönchengladbach), Thomas Meunier (PSG), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Youri Tielemans (Leicester), Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund)

Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Naples), Leandro Trossard (Genk), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge)

Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)