A player is being punished with “pressing” exercises for revealing his country’s squad


Michy Batshuayi will perform the push-up training 50 times when he joins the Belgian national team at the end of this month in preparation for the European Football Championship, as a punishment for revealing the squad prematurely.

Batshuayi revealed, in a tweet, that he had joined the 26-man squad that will participate in the tournament, before Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, officially announced his list at a press conference, Monday.

“Hello European Championship 2021 .. I am very proud to join the squad,” Batshuayi wrote on Twitter, before removing the message after discovering his speed.

The Crystal Palace striker did not follow up on coach Martinez’s announcement, via the Belgian Football Association app, on the mobile phone.

“I don’t own this app,” Batshuayi said minutes after the official announcement. “Sorry because I thought it had already announced the squad officially.”

In response to this incident, the official account of the Belgian team said on Twitter: “Batshuayi will perform the push-up exercise 50 times in the first training of the team.”

He posted a link explaining how to download the app to the phone, to avoid further embarrassment.

Belgium is considered one of the favorites for the European Championship, and it will meet on May 31 to play two friendly matches, before the opening of its campaign in Group Two, against Russia, in St. Petersburg, on June 12.


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