Red Devils – Roberto Martinez sees the recent transfers of the Red Devils in a good light
(Belga) With Toby Alderweireld (Antwerp), Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid) and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), several Red Devils players have recently changed employers. National coach Roberto Martinez has commented on his choice of players.
On Alderweireld’s return to Antwerp, Martinez insisted on the defender’s leadership. « He is ready to lead this project, he has already proven that he is a great professional. He can be a real leader for young people in the dressing room. » Axel Witsel leaves Borussia Dortmund to discover a new competition in Spain. « Atletico did not yet have his profile in the core. For Axel, it will be very stimulating to play in a new league, against clubs like Barcelona or Real Madrid. He will adapt immediately to Spanish football and improve the team thanks to its experience. » Romelu Lukaku returns to Inter Milan after an unsuccessful stint at Chelsea. « Sometimes things don’t work out at a club for a certain reason. It was time to find a solution and I think he’s ready for a big test. He left Inter with a title and expectations will be high. , but he needs this. » Summer transfers will be decisive for the World Cup which will take place at the end of the year in Qatar, believes the national coach. « Because of the World Cup in winter, players don’t have much time to find their feet at a new club. This will have an impact on the final selection. » If everyone is in good shape, Belgium should be able to aim for the heights in Qatar. « We always aim high anyway, » Martinez said with a laugh. « No matter what, I know that all the players are very attached to the national team. » (Belga)