Dedryck Boyata has given an interview to the Sunday Post, in which he states that despite the signing of Marvin Compper, he wants to play every game between now and the end of the season, in order to get a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad.
Boyata’s words are particularly interesting because the chances are that he is going to lose his place in the Hoops starting line-up.
It seems likely that Marvin Compper will be a starting centre-back sooner rather than later.
Brendan Rodgers seems to have been displeased with his central defence since the 4-0 loss to Hearts, and has replaced Jozo Simunovic with Kristoffer Ajer.
The Hoops have kept five clean sheets in the league since the Ajer-Boyata partnership was formed, but Ajer looks arguably the better player out of the two.
Boyata always looks to have one mistake in him per game, and Rodgers will be hoping that Compper is able to eradicate those mistakes.
If the defender doesn’t make the Belgium World Cup squad his days in Glasgow could well come to an end, so it’s important for Boyata to cut out the mistakes and try and fight for his place in the starting line-up, or he can forget about any trips to Russia in the summer.
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