Coach Roberto Martinez today Dedryck Boyata his chance in the back. Leander Dendoncker was expected but it is the player of Celtic Glasgow which is preferable.
The coach chooses for the rest for his basisploeg: Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Meunier, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco, E. Hazard (captain) and Lukaku.
In the last practice game for the first world cup match against Panama on Monday 18 June will be the coach will not try new things. That he made yesterday, after the last training on Belgian soil, soon clear.
“We will continue to voortdoen to some things still better to perform’, says Roberto Martinez. “We need greater unity to show even sharper in our attacking actions. It is all still not well enough attuned to each other. Not the action begins when the ball comes, but anticipate what may be coming. We must help each other better understand.”
‘Result is of secondary importance’
“It is not the intention of many different systems to try out. In terms of tactical system is Costa Rica, not to compare with Panama. We are going with three at the back play against the three attackers of Costa Rica. What to compare with Panama: the mentality and intensity. As all those countries from the Concacaf (North and Central America, ed.) Costa Rica has a lot of experience. They are courageous and have no qualms strict mandekking to play. It is something else again. Portugal was different than Egypt, Costa Rica is completely different. They play not that typical of European football. They go us out of the comfort zone.’
Martinez wants to put in a good performance. “The result is of secondary importance. We are still in the preparation.’
For the last time. Next week is it for real.