5 key players for Belgium in the 2018 World Cup
- Vincent Kompany:
The Manchester City defender has had his fair share of struggles this season with injuries but he has recovered well and looks fit to go for the national team. With Manchester City convincingly winning the Premier League this season, Kompany will be high on morale and should be able to lead the backline with his utmost abilities. His leadership matters the most to help a young Belgian side to go a long way in the tournament.
- Radja Nainggolan:
The 30-year old Belgium has constantly been very impressive in the heart of the midfield with his high and relentless work-rate and defensive abilities. Over the years, Nainggolan has developed his attacking abilities to become the complete midfielder. He has an important role to play in both protect his defenders and help in the attack to make sure the Belgium side progress smoothly in the tournament.
- Eden Hazard:
After an unconvincing season with Chelsea in the Premier League, the onus is on Hazard to make a difference at the international level. Amid speculation that he might be tempted to join Real Madrid next season, Hazard needs to convince the Los Blancos and what better stage than the World Cup. On his day, Hazard is unstoppable on the ball and that is what the Belgium fans will be expecting from him. Also, his link up with Lukaku can be a crucial factor in how well Belgium do in the tournament.
- Romelu Lukaku:
The former Everton striker had a very good season with Manchester United after joining the Red Devils last summer. His strength and finishing have been very impressive and that is what Belgium needs. Being the lone striker in the lineup, Lukaku will have to be sharp and reactive with the chances he will be getting. With his abilities, Lukaku can easily destroy the opposite defense but for that he will have to be at his very best in every sector of his game. He can be Belgium’s hero this World Cup.
- Kevin De Bruyne:
The Belgium starlet has been simply outstanding with Manchester City in the Premier League. De Bruyne has run the show with his exquisite passing and creative abilities. He has been phenomenal using either of his feet and is a deadly threat every time he goes forward with the ball. With his abilities, he will be looked up to create more than often and it is safe to say that if De Bruyne has a good tournament, Belgium sure can come close to win the World Cup.
Belgium are 11/1 to win the World Cup.