Lukaku named in Belgium's Euro2016 squad

by | 12/05/2016  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
Romelu Lukaku is in his country's squad for next month's European Championships but Kevin Mirallas is only on standby.

The striker's inclusion was more or less a foregone conclusion despite his recent goal drought at club level where has mustered just two league goals in 2016 for struggling Everton.

Lukaku scored only his third international goal in a recent friendly and he will be hoping for a more productive tournament, personally, than the 2014 World Cup.

Mirallas, meanwhile, has been a victim of his reduced playing time at Everton. The 28-year-old has made just eight starts all season after falling out of favour with Roberto Martinez and must now wait to see if he is needed to cover any injuries that may come up in the Red Devils' squad between now and the start of the Euro2016.  

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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 15:39:09
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He hasn't exactly cut the mustard though when the big games came along, so he may not have as many suitors as his dad and agent reckon he'll have.

Over to BK to bring in a new Manager who the players will want to stick around for.

Alan Bodell
2 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:12:18
That Belgian bench will need a set of jump leads if they send him on at any time.
Damian Wilde
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:51:07
Lazy get.
Eddie Dunn
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:47:33
Stand by for Belgium to have a stinker of a tournament , Benteke, Lukaku, Vertonghen, Mignolet, Chadli, De Bruyne , Dembele, Fellaini, et al.
Chris Corn
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:27:23
Liam @1 ..agree with you mate. Lukaku will not have a queue of top clubs beating a path to his door.He might get the likes of Wolfsburg or PSG.Come the business end of the season he went awol.
Alan Bodell
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:51:38
That is one lazy boy given a chance of a lifetime that barely breaks sweat and I'm paying his wages.
£28m ? I hope we get back half of that soon but I don't see any team dopey to pay that or more and any of you Blues that were defending him when he 'bumbled' into his goal tally with a few pens., only a few of us saw this but many were shouting us down.
Sleep well tonight and you defenders of this Belgian slug must know who you are.
Les Netherwood
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:32:37
Lukaku is too fat, too slow, and has poor ball control.... he is also lazy and waits for the ball to come to him, he never chases or goes to meet the ball.

Between him and Benteke... who can fancy Belgium?

Gary Ashworth
8 Posted 13/05/2016 at 10:57:06
You have to feel sorry for Mirallas. He deserves a place in the squad, but he just didn't get regular starts under Martinez... and no-one really understands why.

No surprise Lukaku has been selected, but he needs to do well in the competition if he wants to move to a "bigger club" before the start of next season.

Declan Martin
9 Posted 13/05/2016 at 14:08:00
As a Republic of Ireland supporter, I'm hoping both Lukaku and Benteke start. One is worse than the other. I'd be a little worried about DeBruyne though.
We need Seamie Coleman and James McCarthy fully fit.
As for Aiden McGeady . . . ??
Mike Keating
10 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:41:19
I guess he won't be taking the penalties - useless twat!
Paul Andrews
11 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:51:08
Hope he's top scorer so we can get more money on him.

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