Belgium Euro 2020: Thierry Henry returns to the coaching team, Lukaku in the form of his life

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium
Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has returned to Belgium national team to join the coaching staff of Roberto Martinez.

The Frenchman was slated to work as a TV pundit for the upcoming Euro 2020; however, he has now made a surprise return to the backroom staff.

Henry served as an assistant for Martinez from 2016 but quit his job two years later in order to become the head coach of Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.

His time at Monaco didn’t last long as he was relieved of his duties just three months after taking charge. Henry went on to manage MLS outfit Montreal Impact but decided to call it time earlier this year.

Belgium’s Twitter statement read: Unfinished business. We welcome back Thierry Henry in the staff for Euro 2020.”

Lukaku, at the peak of his powers

Belgium will enter into the competitions as one of the favourites, and although there are a handful of world-class players present in the squad, Romelu Lukaku will play a key role in Martinez’s side.

The 26-year-old was splendid for Inter Milan in the recently concluded Serie A campaign, racking up 23 goals and 11 assists – the player with most goals contributions. In addition, he also helped Nerazzurri to their first Scudetto in a decade.

Lukaku has revived his career after completing his switch from Manchester United to San Siro in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since then.

Belgian Red Devils would highly benefit from Lukaku if they were able to get the best out of Lukaku as Inter did.

There have been speculations regarding Lukaku’s exit from Inter after Conte’s departure, with clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea willing to splash the cash for his transfer.