Wilmots: Benteke Might Not Play At Euros

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Apparently Christian Benteke could not be selected for the Euro 2016, after an uninspiring maiden season at Liverpool, according to Marc Wilmots.

Benteke has eight goals for Liverpool so far and is not playing like he is worth the £32.5 million that was reportedly spent in bringing him from Aston Villa.

Romelu Lukaku is second on the EPL’s goalscoring charts, with Bathsuayi second behind Ibrahimovic and Cavani in Ligue 1.

The former Lille forward started this month’s wins over Manchester City and Crystal Palace, a game that Benteke sealed with a late penalty, while the former Villa man’s last start came at West Ham in early February.

And Wilmots told Het Nieuwsblad: “It’s difficult. Klopp arrived at Liverpool and has made his choice. Now, Christian Benteke is full of doubt.

“It’s a shame for Benteke, but he still has time to show what he can do at Liverpool. He already missed the World Cup due to injury, missing the Euros would be painful for him.

“I will choose according to the profiles, not on the form of the last two months or anything like this.

“Batshuayi is a goalscorer, a penalty area player. Benteke is better with his head and in combinations. Lukaku is strong and fast.”



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