Thomas Vermaelen has Thursday in Dedovsk his first group training session on Russian soil finished with the Red Devils but could just go to the limit, it now appears. Today train the troops of Roberto Martinez at the stadium of Spartak Moscow one last time before the encounter with Tunisia and it is especially to look forward to Vincent Kompany.
Vermaelen was there since mid-may on the side with a hamstring injury and worked on the Devils individually to the recovery. In the preparation he trained only once with the group the day before the uitwuifwedstrijd against Costa Rica. According to Martinez, was the defender of FC Barcelona when, for a moment, on schedule, and later ran the recovery delay and he had to restrict themselves to a individual program in the Moscow Country Club. Last weekend dropped Vermaelen not count down to Sochi, where the Red Devils in their world cup opener with a 3-0 won against the weak Panama.
Today train the troops of Roberto Martinez at the stadium of Spartak Moscow one last time before the duel on Saturday against Tunisia on the second match day in group G. But that race seems to be for Vermaelen to arrive early. “Thomas has not at full strength participated in the training”, well-known Youri Tielemans Thursday. “He is long time injured. The next day he’ll be full go, I think.”
Thomas Meunier, underlined yet again the importance of Vermaelen. “For me he is one of the best defenders of the world, by its style and motivation. He is very important for this group.”
Central back is against Tunisia again Dedryck Boyata is expected on the part of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. The defender of Celtic didn’t do too badly against Panama and has established itself in the favor of Martinez played. A lot of selection, the coach shall not, however, Leander Dendoncker is the only valid alternative central back.
The only player still missing from training, is the former captain Vincent Kompany. The defender of Manchester City hurt in the first friendly against Portugal at the groin and appeared since then with the group on the training ground. Possible connect Kompany Friday at the group, the match with Tunisia is anyway too early. Vince The Prince is being prepared for the clash with England at the slotspeeldag and the start of the second round.
Daily schedule of the Red Devils:
– LIVE. 15 pm press conference with coach Roberto Martinez and Axel Witsel
– LIVE. 15.30-16.30: training Spartak stadium (15 minutes open for media)