The Red Devils will meet at Toby’s on Monday with at least three players from the reserve list. According to our information, Vanheusden (Standard), Mechele (Club Brugge) and Sambi Lokonga (Anderlecht) have received an invitation to train with Team A. The national coach wants to prepare if Axel Witsel withdraws later.
EK fever is on the rise. On Monday, May 31, the Red Devils will meet for the first time in Tubize to prepare for Euro 2020. And that continues to happen without Kevin De Bruyne, who will play the UEFA Champions League Final with Manchester City on Saturday. But according to our information, three players from the Eleven Reserve list received a call to report on Monday. These are center back Brandon Michel and Zinio Vanheusden and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lukonga.
Martinez’s choice does not appear to be a coincidence. The national coach wants to arm if Axel Vetsel withdraws later. The Dortmund midfielder is training madly in a bid to get fit after an Achilles tendon injury. But the four-month rehabilitation, traditionally counted as eight months, will be a world record. Martinez plays it safe and therefore wants to prepare three possible alternatives. As a midfielder, Sambi Lukunga is a one-to-one substitute for Whitsel. Michel and Vaniusden could then intervene as a substitute for Leander Dendoncker. Martinez initially called up only five midfielders assuming a Wolverhampton midfielder could play in defense. But if Vetsel does not reach the European Championship, Martinez needs Dendoncker in midfield.
Meanwhile, more details about the vaccination campaign are also becoming known. Demons will receive their vaccinations when they arrive in Topez on Monday. In the ideal scenario, this would have been from Johnson & Johnson. Only one injection is required. But after our country’s decision to ban Johnson & Johnson from entering people under the age of 41, it looks like the Red Devils will be vaccinated with Pfizer. They will then need a second injection to be optimally protected. It can only be applied after four to five weeks. Then Euro 2020 came to an end.
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