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Roberto Martinez selects Matz Sels as one of three England based goalkeepers

5 years ago

Matz Sels has been named as one of three England based goalkeepers in Roberto Martinez’ first squad.

The new boss of Belgium has named the Newcastle keeper in his squad to face Spain and Cyprus.

The announcement comes on the same day that he has surprisingly named Thierry Henry as one of his assistant managers with the Belgian national set-up.

Matz Sels has so far failed to convince Newcastle fans with some nervous performances and hasn’t looked great when dealing with crosses.

Karl Darlow was given a chance and impressed against Cheltenham on Tuesday night, though Rafa Benitez had previously indicated that he was set to stick with Matz Sels in the Championship as he hopes the Belgian keeper’s confidence grows as he picks up more experience of the game in England.

Chelsea’s Courtois and Liverpool’s Mignolet are the other two keepers selected, with the Belgium squad dominated by players in the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Paul Dummett was named in the Wales squad announced this week, as well as Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley for Scotland.

Moussa Sissoko was chosen for France despite not playing so far this season, with Didier Deschamps saying that he believes Sissoko is set to leave Newcastle ‘very soon’.


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