Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez requires elevated squad sizes at match

Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez requires elevated squad sizes at match

The European Championship, which will get underway on 11 June after a busy 2020-2021 season, was delayed from final yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Euro 2020: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez calls for increased squad sizes at tournament

File picture of Roberto Martinez and Kevin de Bruyne. AFP

Brussels: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez needs squad sizes for the upcoming Euro 2020 finals to be elevated from 23 gamers to 26, he instructed native press on Wednesday.

The European Championship, which will get underway on 11 June after a busy 2020-2021 season, was delayed from final yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“I hope, given the pandemic, that the foundations may be tailored and that we will have 26 and even 27 gamers with us,” the Spaniard instructed La Derniere Heure.

Martinez mentioned different nationwide group coaches agreed with him, together with Italy boss Roberto Mancini.

“There are discussions, particularly with England and Italy. Everybody reacted in the identical manner. Enlarging the squad with, for instance, yet one more participant per place, could be the proper choice,” he instructed Belga information company.

Belgium have been drawn in Group B for the match, scheduled to be performed throughout the continent, alongside Finland, Denmark and Russia.

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