Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel said he will do all he can to be ready for the European Championship and repay the faith shown in him by coach Roberto Martinez.
I feel such great emotion and pride to be selected in the national squad for this summer’s tournament
There is still work for me to do but I am on track and doing everything I can to get there pic.twitter.com/KfazNjsgQ7
— Axel Witsel (@axelwitsel28) May 17, 2021
The 32-year-old, who has won 110 caps, was included in Martinez’s 26-man squad for next month’s tournament despite not having played since January.
Witsel suffered an Achilles tendon tear and underwent surgery after sustaining the injury playing in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund.
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Martinez is taking a gamble on Witsel’s fitness, with the initial projection having him sidelined for eight…