Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has confirmed Adnan Januzaj will be included in his 27 man preliminary squad for the World Cup after the teenager declared himself available for selection.
Januzaj had been the subject of an international tug of war but last week confirmed that he had chosen to represent Belgium, the country where he was born.
Everton forward Kevin Mirallas immediately voiced his opposition to Januzaj’s selection for the World Cup, stating that it was too soon for the 19 year old but Wilmots has confirmed that it would be remiss to ignore such a talent especially with Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke injured.
Speaking on www.hln.be, the Belgium manager said:
“Adnan has played 27 games for Manchester United and has shown what he can do. He can play on the wing, he can play on the 9. That’s interesting, especially since Christian Benteke is no longer available. It is normal, given his performance last year but I want to see his behavior in training. I include him in my selection of 26, 27 players and I will say: “There is it: the pitch Come on, kid, show me what you can do.'”