- Dries Mertens scores stunning volley for Belgium against Panama.
- Mertens has been previously linked with a move to Chelsea.
- See the goal further down the article.
Reported Chelsea target Dries Mertens scored an absolutely cracking goal for Belgium against Panama in their World Cup opener.
All eyes were on the Red Devils as they took to the field in Russia. They’re considered one of the favourites to win the tournament, but didn’t play like world champions during the first-half.
Roberto Martinez must have given them a serious kick up the back-side at the half-time break as they came out a completely different team.
Within two minutes of the second-half getting underway, Mertens first home on the volley to give his country the lead. What a goal!
— The Athletic Soccer (@TheAthleticSCCR) June 18, 2018
The Independent previously reported that Maurizio Sarri could take Mertens with him to Chelsea.
Whether or not his interest is genuine remains to be seen, but if he’d be producing moments like this in Chelsea blue, we’d be loving it.