[World Cup] Key Player Review: Belgium – Jan Vertonghen

Belgium have a plethora of talented individuals, but the major area of weakness is their complete lack of full-backs.

Instead, they’re forced to deploy centre-backs out of position in wide areas, and therefore a large part of their success will be about how those players adapt.

Toby Alderweireld is likely to play a solid, unspectacular right-back role, but Vertonghen has the potential to be more adventurous on the left.

He has great technical quality on the ball and is happy pushing forward to attack, which is crucial, as it allows Eden Hazard inside into goalscoring positions.



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