Roberto Martinez says Thursday afternoon in the training centre in Dedovsk count on fourteen Red Devils, three goalkeepers and the eleven outfield players at the penultimate training session of the Red Devils at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia.
After the narrow, but very sour defeat against France in the semi-finals and the annual family day of Wednesday, the gaze gradually focused on the small tour final Saturday in St. Petersburg against England. Training should Martinez the ten reservespelers, Nacer Chadli and the three goalkeepers, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet and Koen Casteels welcome. Concrete came Chadli, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier, Leander Dendoncker, Youri Tielemans and Adnan Januzaj in action. The rest of the core works individually with recovery.
After the training Tielemans and Meunier, the press still to word. Friday train the Devils the last time in Dedovsk, Friday afternoon, when the selection again to St.-Petersburg.
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Last time charging for a duel with England
Barely two days after she in Saint-Petersburg by a 1-0 defeat by France in addition to a ticket for the final, fingering, started the Red Devils Thursday afternoon in their base in Dedovsk the preparation on the small final, which Saturday played.
Then, England is again the enemy, after both teams on the slotspeeldag of the group stage in Kaliningrad already opposite each other were. In one of the most bizarre world CHAMPIONSHIP match ever scored Adnan Januzaj after the peace the only goal of the match. The Belgians were as group winners, the sequel is now well-known. In the English press was there with a smile responded to the victory of the Belgians, the second place resulted in a sporty and logistics easier course. ‘Football is coming home’, titelden the English newspapers. Also, their story ended, however, for the final, in the extensions turned out to Croatia Wednesday night just to strong.
The Red Devils get the chance to revenge, in addition, it is also quite a bit on the game at the Zenit Arena. A third cutting is necessary to do better than the generation in 1986, with a fourth place in the bag returned from the world cup in Mexico. It remains a consolation prize, but one that the history books in may.
It remains to wait and see to what extent the players on both sides of the blow from the shutdown to the top are and how they are still able to charge for the troosting. After the second family day of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trained in Dedovsk, until Friday afternoon, collapses the selection to Saint-Petersburg. Also for the quarter final and the semi final trained the Devils not in the venue. On the return to Belgium and any festivities is currently officially still nothing known.
Plus point is that Roberto Martinez against the English again, you can count on Thomas Meunier, who by a suspension in the semi-final pass had to let go of and against the French people very much missed. For the other, it remains a question whether the coach changes will make in his basiself. Meunier will be back in the team and therefore moves Mousa Dembélé, after his very moderate performance more than likely again to the bank.