It seems Michy Batshuayi can’t catch a break.
After a video of him celebrating Adnan Januzaj’s goal against England in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G game went viral for all the ‘wrong’ reasons, Begium teammate Axel Witsel has uploaded a picture of the striker hugging the goalpost with a hilarious caption.
Batshuayi, who was a major injury doubt for Russia, made the cut for Roberto Martinez’s 23-man squad, but also registered his maiden goal at the World Cup when he came off the bench to score the final goal in the Red Devils’ 5-2 romp over Tunisisa.
However, since then it’s all gone ‘downhill’ for the Chelsea forward.
Despite starting against England in their final Group G tie, failed to make the most to the chance as he couldn’t add to his tally and to make matters worse, he managed to smack himself in the face with punt that cannoned off the post while celebrating the winner.
And Witsel sought to rub some salt onto Batshuayi’s wounds with a cheeky tweet:
Guys it’s all good between them 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/1fLdTTc1eE
— Axel Witsel (@axelwitsel28) June 28, 2018
Batshuayi maintains a prolific Twitter account but he hasn’t responded to Witsel’s tweet and the smart money on the forward getting his own back when the midfielder least expects it.
On a serious note, Belgium have been among the most impressive sides at the World Cup so far, winning all three games with ease.
Considering that two of their opponents were Panama and Tunisia, that may not be saying much but the Europeans are emerging as one of the ‘outside favourites’ and are expected to make the quarter-finals at least.
They play the sole Asian nation still in the fray, Japan, on Monday (23.30 IST) in their pre-quarter tie at the Rostov Arena.