Despite being injured for much of the first half of Celtic’s unbeaten season during the last campaign, Dedryck Boyata still played an important role towards his team’s impressive record.

Scoring important goals against St Johnstone and Aberdeen to keep the winning streak going, the 26-year-old is now hoping to be as helpful with his national team, who are also aiming to pull off a great achievement.

Currently picking up 22 points from a possible 24 in their qualification game for the 2018 World Cup, Roberto Martinez’s men are aiming for 28 from 30, which has never been done before.

Much like Celtic’s unbeaten season, there is a possibility for Dedryck Boyata to once again be a part of history, which is what every footballer aims for.

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He told DH: “It’s very important for us, even on a statistical level, to get that under our belts, and I think that if we can get that record, we’ll do it. However, what’s more important for now is to end up in the first pot of the draw.”

With Russia already guaranteed a top seed spot as hosts, Belgium are striving to be in FIFA’s top seven nations come December in order to ensure they don’t end up with an unsavoury draw for the group stages.

Currently 5th, they are on the right track, but any points dropped in the coming games could see them slide back down the list.

As the Celtic defender said, that isn’t what they want, and a win against both Bosnia and Cyprus should easily do the trick.