Remarkable: Zinho Vanheusden is on the reserve list of Roberto Martinez, but was among the first to register in Tubize for training. If Axel Witsel does not finish, he seems to be the first choice to replace him in the selection for the European Championship.
Father Johan Vanheusden says he is ready for it. “I think reserve list is a bad choice of words. A sportsman will never hear you say that. For us that is a great honor that he was called up. It flatters me too, you know. It is a sign of confidence and it means that he is a good made an impression. They also know what Zinho is like there, of course.
“The decision rests with the national coach. He will see him at work every day. I know that Zinho is one hundred percent ready in his head. He has an incredible ambition, you can’t imagine that.”
Vanheusden would be disappointed, but next year there is already the World Cup. “Yes, but he would understand. He will have a hard time inside. Logical, right? Representing your country is also the best thing there is.”