Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been warned by his International boss Mark Wilmots over his place in Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad.
While Wilmots did not completely rule out Benteke’s inclusion, but he expressed his doubts over the striker’s immediate International future over his lack of playing time at Liverpool.
According to Wilmots, new manager Jurgen Klopp has opted to pick Daniel Sturridge his main striker (rightly so), and has gone with Divock Origi to make late impact appearances, instead of Benteke.
Speaking with the Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, Wilmots said: “It’s difficult for Christian, “Klopp arrived at Liverpool and has made his choice, Now, Christian Benteke is full of doubt.”
Belgium national squad is blessed with some exceptional attackers, which will make Benteke’s inclusion even harder. Often playing with one striker up top, that place is surely going to be occupied by Romelu Lukaku, after his incredible season with Everton.
Playing from the attacking midfield role, likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Moussa Dembele and Nacer Chadli are regulars in the team, which will again make Benteke’s inclusion in Euro 2016 squad very tough.
The Liverpool striker has tough few weeks ahead of him, where he has to live up to the £32.5million price tag and make himself worthy of getting picked for the upcoming mega event.
Missing out on the Euros will be a painful blow for Benteke, after he was ruled out of the World Cup due to an injury which occurred right before the tournament began. Klopp would need to sticky by his striker and guide him through a difficult time in his career.
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