New team captain for Belgium's Red Devils
21 March 2023
Kevin De Bruyne was announced today as the new team caption for Belgium’s football team the Red Devils. Several players were in the running for the position including Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois, but in the end, De Bruyne was chosen. His appointment as captain begins just in time for the European Championship qualifier this Friday in Sweden.
Regarding his new role, De Bruyne said, “It is a proud moment to be captain of the national team from now on. I have been here for a long time and to be able to represent our country in this way is an honor. I hope to be able to fulfill that role to the best of my ability.”
Romelu and Thibaut will serve as vice-captains and alongside De Bruyne, they will be the team representatives and point of contact with coach Domenico Tedesco. De Bruyne has proven himself to be an indispensable part of the team and can now add team captain to his legacy.
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