Belgium’s Euro 2020 Squad:
Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, declared a 26-player final squad on 17 May.
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid); Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge); Matz Sels (Strasbourg).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham); Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin); Jason Denayer (Lyon); Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe); Jan Vertonghen (Benfica); Timothy Castagne (Leicester); Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City); Leander Dendoncker (Wolves); Dennis Praet (Leicester);Youri Tielemans (Leicester); Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge); Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund); Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid); Nacer Chadli (Istanbul Basaksehir); Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund).
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace); Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace); Romelu Lukaku (Inter); Jeremy Doku (Rennes); Eden Hazard (Real Madrid); Dries Mertens (Napoli); Leandro Trossard (Brighton).
Review of Belgium’s Squad:
Belgium is the “Dark Horse” of this tournament. Their team looks so dangerous with the mixture of young and experienced talents. On one side they have experienced Kevin De Bruyne and on another side, they also have T. Hazard. Belgium is a properly balanced team.
Belgium is in the number one spot in FIFA world ranking.
They have Courtois in the goalkeeping position. No explanation is needed about him. He was the golden gloves winner of the 2018 world cup. Courtois plays for Real Madrid and has some extraordinary saves throughout the whole season.
About Belgium Defense:
Normally, Roberto Martinez plays with three defenders. His favorite formation is 3-5-2. He loves the attacking playing style of football and keeping the ball more.
For defense, he will choose Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, and Jan Vertonghen. Alderweireld plays for Tottenham. He is a regular starter of his team. Denayar is the rock-solid defender with his current form. He plays for Lyon.
In League 1, he was in the race of getting the best defender award this season. Vertonghen is a very experienced player and played in EPL for many years. Now, he is playing for Benfica.
This defense looks strong. But their only problem is speed. On the counter-attack, they can be beaten easily.
About Belgium Mid-field:
Belgium’s mid-field is their strongest side. They have Kevin De Bruyne on their side. The 29 years old has 6 goals and 12 assists in 25 matches of EPL. He is the best midfielder in English Premier League. Beside KBD, Leander Dendoncker can play a screening role. He plays for Wolves and also he can score goals from set-piece movements.
Their one more CMF will be Youri Tielemans/ Axel Witsel/ Yannick Carrasco. In the LMF position, they have Eden Hazard. In the 30 years, old Belgium has a great right foot to score goals. He plays for Real Madrid but his only concern is his injury. He spent a lot of time in injuries this season.
In the RMF position, they have Thorgan Hazard. He is the young talent from Borussia Dortmund. His speed helps the team a lot and also he has great dribbling skills. Roberto Martinez loves to play wide and his Hazard duos give him an extra advantage. Also, he has assist king De Bruyne.
About Belgium Attack:
Belgium has Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens on their side. Lukaku is in his best form and has a great hand behind Inter Milan’s success this season. He scored 24 goals and 11 assists in 36 matches. Dries Mertens plays for Napoli and scored 9 goals and provides 8 assists this season.
This is the total analysis of the squad. They have a great potential to win the Euro 2020.