Belgium stepped up their World Cup preparations with a comfortable 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia last night, with all four of their goals coming from players currently plying their trade in England, the country they are due to face in the group stage of this summer’s World Cup.
Roberto Martinez’s starting XI contained no less than six Premier League stars; Simon Mignolet, Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku.
With Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and Spurs man Moussa Dembele also coming off bench in the second-half.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who is his countries leading all-time goal scorer, netted a first-half brace to take his international tally to 33 goals in 66 games.
Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi (currently on loan to Borussia Dortmund) then scored late on to put the gloss on what was a routine victory for the Red Devils.
There is no doubting that this is the best group of players Belgium has ever had, and they will be many people’s dark horses to win the World Cup with the array of world-class talent they have in their squad.
Eden Hazard went as far as admitting before yesterdays game that he and his team-mates are targeting a place in the final in Russia in July.