De Bruyne, Witsel and Eden Hazard not yet kicked off: this…

The Red Devils trained one last time with 25 in the Parken Stadium. That means only the unfortunate Castagne was absent. In principle, we will not see them again at this tournament.

Kevin De Bruyne and especially Axel Witsel can hope for playing minutes, but certainly do not come to kick-off. Eden Hazard shouldn’t count on it either. After ten minutes against Croatia and twenty against Russia, the intention is to give the captain more minutes of play, but the national coach’s discourse in recent days has indicated that this will not be from kick-off. “They are all ready to play, but we need to integrate them slowly, don’t rush anything,” said Martinez. Read: De Bruyne, Witsel and Eden Hazard must be ready for the second round. It would also suit the national coach that the third game against Finland is no longer a matter of life and death. Then he can kick off the three.

Martinez would not say anything about his starting eleven, except: “If Vertonghen doesn’t experience any reaction from his ankle after training, he can play.” So it seems that Martinez will choose the same eleven as against Russia. But the national coach dares to surprise. Boyata can disappear from the team in favor of Denayer, who played Denmark twice in the Nations League (0-2 and 4-2 win) and even scored 0-1 in Copenhagen. Thorgan Hazard could be in the balance with Chadli if Martinez expects his wingback to support central midfield. Mertens won the case against Doku before the first match. Is that so again? The national coach will announce his team, which will play in white, no more than two hours before kick-off.

Expected line-up Denmark:

Flattery; Kjaer, Christensen, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle, Wind – Poulsen, Braithwaite

Expected line-up of the Red Devils:

Courtois – Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen – Meunier, Dendoncker, Tielemans, T. Hazard – Mertens, Lukaku, Carrasco



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