Belgium captain Vincent Kompany is proud to be part of the exciting future his nation holds.
Kompany’s country haven’t qualified for a major tournament since the World Cup in 2002, but are well-placed to change that with their current crop of young talent.
The nation boasts Eden Hazard, Moussa Dembele and Thomas Vermaelen among others and under-achieved in not qualifying for Euro 2012.
Speaking to The Daily Mail ahead of their World Cup qualifying opener against Wales, Manchester City’s skipper said, “I am proud of all of them. There are almost too many to name now, there are so many Belgian guys in the Premier League.
“When I signed four years ago I was the first, then [Marouane] Fellaini came just after that and Vermaelen. Ever since it has been a very good competition for Belgian players. Not only do we showcase our talent in the Premier League but I hope at international level as well now.”
Nine Premier League players are included in head coach, Marc Wilmots’ squad while midfielder Axel Witsel recently cost Zenit St Petersburg £32 million.