In form Leandro Trossard believes his performances for Brighton should earn him a place in the Red Devils starting XI

Brighton’s in form forward Leandro Trossard believes that he is ready to start for the Belgian national team at the World Cup. In an interview with TV Limburg, the player said “I feel ready for a starting place with the Red Devils”.

Trossard’s chances may depend on the desire of Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez to keep faith with Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard, who has struggled to find form with the Spanish giants. The Brighton player went on to say “I think I have made it as difficult as possible for the national coach, which was my intention”.

The 27 year-old former Genk midfielder has been a stand-out performer for the Premier League side this season, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in 13 appearances for the Seagulls. Since 2020, Trossard has made 21 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring five goals.

Martinez is facing a selection headache, with Romelu Lukaku in danger of not making the final squad if he’s unable to feature in at least one of the group matches. Belgium will face Morocco, Canada and Croatia in their World Cup 2022 group.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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