Belgium is one of the most awaited teams at Euro 2016. And yet, a problem that cannot be ignored came up for coach Wilmots just a few months from the French tournament: the injuries of Kompany and Lombaerts, the starting centre players. Wilmots’ idea was to come to Euro 2016 with a four-man defence with Vertonghen and Alderweireld as backs, as has been the case in recent years.
Now the scenarios change. The first option could be to return the two Tottenham defenders to their original roles, in other words, centres. But that’s not the only one. The manager chose this path only in the latest match. In the previous friendlies, he tried to relaunch Vermaelen in the middle, placing Witsel on the right (2-1 against Switzerland) or Denayer in the centre (1-1 against Finland).