Kevin Mirallas has appeared to advise Belgium manager Marc Wilmots against bringing young starlet Adnan Januzaj to this year's World Cup in Brazil.
The injured Everton winger has spoken out against the selection of the teenage sensation for this year's World Cup due to the newly-pledged Belgian international's lack of familiarity with his prospective teammates and his lack of first-team football for Manchester United in recent months.
"There was a lot of pressure on him to make his mind up, and it is good for Belgium that he has chosen us, because he is a good player. But I don't think he should go to Brazil.It would not be fair to leave out another good player for someone who does not know the others and has not played a lot for his club in recent months," he was quoted by Goal.
Even if Wilmots does agree with Mirallas' statement and decides against selecting Januzaj as part of his 23-man squad, fans of this World Cup's 'dark horses' will not be left disappointed.
The Belgian team is oozing with both upcoming and experienced talent in their ranks. The experience of Vicent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen and Daniel van Buyten could prove to be the driving force behind the development of youngsters such as Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne.
Mirallas, however, evidently does feels that Januzaj could be a vital player for them one day if he were able to prove himself more at club level first.
"I think for him, the European Championships in 2016 would be a more realistic target," he added.
Mirallas will be hoping that his performances this season will be enough to make the cut for the 23-man squad.
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