Leicester City defender Wout Faes is now ‘indisputable’ for Belgium, with manager Domenico Tedesco suffering from something of a ‘crush’.
That’s according to RTBF and the members of their RTBF ‘Team Foot’, who have been discussing the various winners and losers from the current squad.
Tedesco has set about resetting the group he inherited from Roberto Martinez since replacing the Spanish coach after the World Cup in Qatar last year.
That’s seen a number of changes, with him very much keen to bring in his own players and move the side on from the ‘Golden Generation’ of Martinez’s era.
Faes is one of those to have benefitted, having gone from barely featuring in the previous regime and spending all of the World Cup sat on the bench to a regular and key player in Tedesco’s defence.
He was again on the pitch for the full game as Belgium beat Azerbaijan 5-0 in their latest European qualifier and everyone on the panel agrees the Leicester man is ‘among the winners’ in the new group.
“Five minutes under Martinez, indisputable under Tedesco. Criticised, criticised, but still there, while behind it is growing,” started Antoine Hick on the debate about the defender.
“Despite sometimes limited performances and his presence in a team which went down to the Championship, Tedesco maintains Wout’s mane in his rearguard,” added Frank Peterkenne.
Vincent Langendries concluded, “He’s obviously Tedesco’s crush who likes the reckless side of the Leicester player. Despite some regular mishaps, Faes leaves with a head start on all the other central players. It was anything but obvious before the arrival of the new coach.”