Martinez provides Lukaku, Mertens updates

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says Romelu Lukaku won’t play 90 minutes against Belarus tomorrow and provides an update on Dries Mertens’ fitness.

The Red Devils beat Wales in the World Cup qualifiers’ opener and picked up a draw against the Czech Republic on Saturday.

They face Belarus at home tomorrow.

“Lukaku and De Bruyne will be involved in the game but what I can already say is that they will not play 90 minutes, that’s for sure because they’ve already given a lot in the first two games,” the Belgium coach said at a press conference.

Napoli striker Mertens suffered a mild shoulder injury on Saturday, and Atletico Madrid winger Ferreira Carrasco is also not 100 per cent fit.

“They should be able to attend this afternoon’s training session. We’ll see how they feel and if they will be able to play,” Martinez claimed.

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