Martinez clear about role as a central defender for Witsel in Belgium


Axel Witsel played against Club Brugge in the center of the back and suddenly certain observers saw a ‘new central defender’ for the Red Devils. Very timely and straightforward.

Witsel has been a midfielder for many years, he also ran out of position a number of times, but Club Brugge did not benefit from that. Witsel played a good game purely on experience, but national coach Roberto Martinez did not go along with the issues of the day and Witsel remains a midfielder. Perhaps until the end of his career.

“Axel can play in many positions, but if I see him playing in the center of the back, we will miss him in midfield. He did well against Club Brugge, but he will continue to play in midfield with us,” said Martinez.

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