Jrmy Doku at forefront of Belgiums rebuild as golden generation fades
Jrmy Doku has enjoyed a busy month; he started the season scoring in Rennes 5-1 victory against Metz and on Saturday made his Manchester City debut against Fulham, winning by the same scoreline. This week he joins up with Belgium for two important European Championship qualifiers as the new-look Red Devils focus their gaze on Germany next summer.
The 21-year-old has two new head coaches to work under after joining Pep Guardiola in east Manchester and Domenico Tedesco with the national team, who come with a new set of teammates and strategies. Belgium have collected seven points from three games and wins against Azerbaijan and Estonia could seal a place at Euro 2024.
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Belgiums golden generation are dwindling in numbers after failing to live up their expectations at major tournaments. Many thought Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Toby Alderweireld would be at the heart of a first-ever major trophy for the country. Hazard, Alderweireld and Axel Witsel have retired, De Bruynes body is struggling with the rigours of club and international football, while Thibaut Courtois is a long-term absentee with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, making this a much-changed group to the one that limped out of the World Cup in the group stage, costing Roberto Martnez his job.