Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has publicly reprimanded Everton star Kevin Mirallas for his comments on Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj’s prospects of making it to the World Cup.

After almost a year of anticipation, Januzaj recently declared his international allegiance to Belgium and the winger has been immediately rewarded with a spot in the preliminary World Cup squad. While Wilmots has clearly welcomed the youngster with open arms, Mirallas was not quite so welcoming.

“I don’t think he should go to Brazil. It would not be fair to leave out another good player for someone who does not know the others and has not played a lot for his club in recent months,” the Everton winger said.

Mirallas went on to add that participating in the 2016 European Championships would be a “more realistic target” for the youngster.

This astonishing attack prompted Wilmots to publicly condemn Mirallas and urge the player to “stop talking nonsense.”

Football fans have been quick to discuss the outburst on Twitter.

Whilst most agree that Mirallas was wrong to raise his concerns publicly, the Everton winger’s comments have prompted much discussion over whom should start for Belgium this summer or even if Januzaj is worthy of a place in the squad.

Does Mirallas’ outburst suggest that he is worried about losing his place? Or has Januzaj not played enough in the Premier League to warrant being selected ahead of the Everton winger?


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    Kemoy Miller
    2 years ago

    I think Mirallas need to be humble in is position as a player and leave management’s business alone. The kid, regardless of his limited playing time, is no doubt one of the most spirited and competitive player at his club when given the chance. Further that, Mirallas you are not that superior as a player and need to leave the kid alone, lets what you’ll have to contribute, portraying yourself to be that all important figure in the team, i am most disgruntled you should publicly apologize to the youngster for your misguided comments!!