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Thierry Henry joins the Belgium concentration

Thierry Henry joins the Belgium concentration

Former soccer player Thierry Henry, attacker for Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal and Barcelona, ​​as well as European and World champion with France, joined the Belgium concentration this Wednesday, to which he returns to complete a technical team of 43 people that he supports to Robert Martinez.

Henry already accompanied the “Red Devils” from 2016 to the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in which Belgium was third, and joins the cash of the European Championship to bring his international experience to a group that aspires to win the tournament with stars like Thibaut Courtois, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard or Romelu Lukaku.

When the Federation officially announced the Frenchman’s return to the Belgian bench, after having managed one season at Monaco and another at the Canadian Impact de Montréal, Martínez pointed out the experience of his assistant in international competitions constitutes “a great added value” for the team.

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“It seemed natural to us to continue the story that began in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup,” said the Belgium coach, who has been based in Tubize, south of Brussels, since May 31.

The Belgian press has speculated on the possibility that Henry’s return anticipates a possible relief in the event that Martínez leaves the Belgium team at the end of the European Championship, after five years at the helm of the “Red Devils”.

With the arrival of the Frenchman, the Belgian contingent for the European Championship, which the Belgian authorities vaccinated as a priority on the first day of concentration, amounts to 70 people: 26 footballers and 44 members of the coaching staff and professionals from other areas.

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In the coaching staff, Martínez has two assistant coaches, Shaun Maloney and Thierry Henry, as well as physical trainer Richard Evans and two goalkeeping coaches, Erwin Lemmens and Iñaki Vergara.

They are joined by 15 professionals from the medical and physical division, with four performance, data and statistics analysts (Luke Benstead, Yannick Euvrard, Stijn Campo and Arne Jaspers), two doctors (Geert Declercq and Kristof Sas), two physiotherapists (Geert Neyrinck and Bert Driesen), a physiotherapist (Lieven Maesschalck) and four masseurs (Dirk Nachtergaele, Eddy Pepels, Milan D’hoe, Franky De Buyst).

The physical team is completed by a person in charge of strength (Johan Gerets) and another of health and performance (Philippe Rosier).

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In the food area, Belgium has two nutritionists (Nicolas Paraskevopulos and Laurent Bannock), a head chef (Bartel Dewulf) and four support chefs (Frederic Decruyenaere, Louis Coysman, Evert Detailnaere and Mats Delande).

In addition, the selection is accompanied by 16 other professionals from various areas, such as props, material and communication managers, with Stefan Van Loock as spokesman for the “Red Devils”.

Belgium will train this Wednesday and Thursday and will travel to Saint Petersburg on Friday, where they will start in the European Championship on Saturday against Russia to later also face Denmark and Finland in the group stage. EFE (hn)

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