Hertha Berlin does not want to release Dedryck Boyata for the Red Devils (video)
The club justifies its decision by recalling that the Belgian defender has still not trained with the group since his foot injury.
Le Hertha Berlin does not want to release Dedryck Boyata for the next Red Devils World Cup qualifying matches. “He has not yet participated in collective training,” the Bundesliga club said on its website on Friday.
Boyata, captain at Hertha, was surprisingly in the group announced by coach Roberto Martinez for the matches against Wales (March 24 in Leuven), Czechia (March 27 in Prague) and Belarus (March 30 in Leuven). However, “due to his recent injury, the defender will remain in Berlin,” assured Hertha Berlin. “We are in contact with the Belgian federation and we have informed them that we do not want to release Dedryck, because he has not yet participated in collective training,” said sporting director Arne Friedrich. Stefan Van Loock, spokesperson for the Belgian Union could not confirm or deny this information.
Boyata suffers from a foot injury and has not played since the start of January.