The Belgian Football Association has announced that its new Italian-German coach, Domenico Tedesco, has appointed Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne as the new captain of the Red Devils, replacing Real Madrid star Eden Hazard, who resigned following the FIFA World Cup. World 2022. in Qatar.
Tedesco favored the Manchester City midfielder over Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, who was also a candidate for the bracelet.
De Bruyne said in a statement to RTL: “It is a great honor to be named captain and represent the country in this way. I’m almost 32 years old. I never thought of giving up defending the colors of the national team. I think I can offer you something else. Help young people.
De Bruyne played in 97 international games, scored 25 goals and provided 46 assists, and was heavily criticized by the Belgian media after the World Cup in Qatar for not performing at the desired level.
De Bruyne commented: Even though I gave it my all, I wasn’t good enough.
Belgium, who were eliminated in the first round of the World Cup in Qatar, start their 2024 UEFA Nations Cup qualifying with a trip to Sweden on Friday.
Source: Al Ittihad
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