Euro Qualifiers-Austria Vs Belgium-Belgian Players to watch out for
Currently lying in 4th place in Group A of the Euro 2012 qualifiers, Belgium take on Austria at the Ernst Happel Stadion tonight. The last time these two sides met turned out to be a thrilling 4-4 goal fest. Although the match was a thrilling
one as both sides demonstrated good attacking prowess but for Belgium, a win would have been a better result. The current Belgian side is the best side the world has seen in years and that’s why the team’s current position in the table is surprising. Many
say that this side shouldn’t really be in such a bad position largely due to the presence of such exciting talent. Let’s take a look at few of these players who should look to make an impact for Belgium in the game against high-flying Austria if they want
to feature in Euro 2012.
The 17-year old striker from Anderlecht is currently being monitored by some of the biggest clubs in Europe and it is only a matter of time that this powerful striker moves to a big club with even bigger ambitions. He was just 16 when he finished the Belgian
League campaign with his club and was even the topscorer with 15 goals. In the 2010-2011 season, he was linked with big money moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan but till now, he is an Anderlecht player. The 17-year old is the perfect specimen for
a nearly complete striker. He is strong, tall, quick and has great awareness infront of goal which shows why he is so highly-rated by so many managers in Europe. tonight, Lukaku would be looking to spearhead the Belgian attack as he aims to take his side to
a good position in Group A.
The 22-year old Central Midfielder is by far the best attacking midfielder in Belgium right now and it is a well known fact that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring the youngster’s progress at Standard Liege. He was just 17-years old
when made his first team debut for former club Racing Genk and his deft passing and creativity soon earned him a move to Standard Liege. Since then, the youngster has become an integral part of both club and country. Tonight, he will be looking to link up
with Lukaku in order to earn three points against an Austrian side that has exceeded expectations in the qualifiers.
The 24-year old Manchester City centre back is the heart and soul of the City defense and has been a great servant to his national side. Although he lacks pace, he makes it up for his accurate tackling. Furthermore, his good understanding of the game never
brings him close to tricky situations where most defenders panic and go for crazy tackles. Along with Bayern Munich man Daniel Van Buyten, Belgium has a good solid defense even though the same pairing conceded 4 goals against Austria at home when the two sides
met in the qualifiers last time.