Henry will take the lead

Faraj Benlahoucine, Media365, published on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 4:55 p.m.

Assistant to Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry will have the honor of leading Belgium this Sunday in Amsterdam against the Netherlands.

The former glory of the French football team, Thierry Henry, has embraced the coaching career for several years. Assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez between 2016 and 2018, the legend of the Arsenal Gunners returned to the bedside of the Spanish technician before Euro 2021. Their collaboration will last until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. On the road leading them to this deadline, the two men at the head of the Red Devils will face the Netherlands this Sunday at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdamfor a Group 4 match akin to a final of accession to the Final Four of the League of Nations.

Victorious over Wales this Thursday at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels thanks to Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi (2-1), Belgium retained their 2nd place, three points behind the Dutch leader. However, a seemingly innocuous but relatively important incident occurred at the end of the game. Coach Roberto Martinez was expelled by referee Ali Palabiyik in added time (90th + 7). The daily The Team informs this Friday that the Royal Belgian Football Federation does not intend to contest this arbitration decision and accepts the automatic sanction by resulting in: the bench suspension of the Spanish technician.

It is therefore Thierry Henry who will take over the interim on Sunday evening against the Netherlands. The former Barcelonian will be accompanied among others by Thomas Vermaelen, the former defender and captain of the Red Devils, also deputy of the Red Devils.

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