- Michy Batshuayi selected in Belgium’s final World Cup squad.
- Batshuayi suffered a serious ankle injury back in April.
- Belgian takes to Twitter to share his delight at his selection.
Michy Batshuayi is going to the World Cup – this is not a drill!
When Batshuayi left the Veltins-Arena turf on a stretcher at the tail end of Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat in the Revierderby back in April, his hopes of heading to Russia looked slim.
Batshuayi, as he often does, used Twitter as a platform to voice his emotions. As the BBC reported at the time, the Belgian conceded that his season was over. However, his meteoric rise to the summit of the football world was just getting started.
Immediately after signing and sealing his loan move to Dortmund, Batshuayi established himself as one of the hottest strikers in Europe. As a result, he has been rewarded with a place in Roberto Martinez’s World Cup squad. Here’s how Michy took to Twitter once again to react to the news:
The last time I was on a pitch I came out like this and some doctors told me that my World Cup Dreams were over (again) … today I’m going Russia 😍🏆🇷🇺 #GodIsGreat #determination pic.twitter.com/CtCC1q4inz
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) 4 June 2018
Batshuayi reaching the level of fitness required to play a part in a World Cup, considering the seriousness of the injury he sustained, is testament to his courage and determination. They’re two qualities that Belgium will need if they wish to be triumphant in Russia.
Belgium begin their World Cup campaign against minnows Panama on June 18th. You’d expect Batshuayi to be involved, whether it be from the start or as a substitute. 888sport have him behind only former Blue Romelu Lukaku in terms of likeliness to strike for the Red Devils during the game.
If Batshuayi gets off to a good start, he could grab this World Cup by the scruff of it’s neck and make history for his country. For now, though, all that matters is that he’s on the plane!