Premier League-linked Axel Witsel shines in Belgium win

Belgium's Axel Witsel celebrates after scoring their second goal

The midfielder, linked with Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, shone in the win over the Republic of Ireland.

Belgium's Axel Witsel scores their second goalBelgium's Axel Witsel scores their second goal

Premier League linked Axel Witsel was in impressive form for Belgium on Saturday as Belgium comfortably beat the Republic of Ireland.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to England this summer, with Everton, Stoke and Tottenham Hotspur all thought to be potential destinations.

Belgium's Axel Witsel celebrates after scoring their second goalBelgium's Axel Witsel celebrates after scoring their second goal

He is currently at Euro 2016 as part of Marc Wilmots’ Belgium squad and has started both of their games so far.

He was one who disappointed in the opening loss to Italy, but was on top form when the Belgians secured a 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

Belgium's Axel Witsel in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes HoolahanBelgium's Axel Witsel in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan

As shown by the stats provided by WhoScored, he posted a number of impressive stats throughout the game.

  TeamMatchTouchesUnsuccessful TouchTotal TackleInterceptionTotal ClearanceTotal Scoring AttTotal PassPassing Accuracy
Axel Witsel Belgium Belgium vs Republic of Ireland 75 0 1 1 1 3 65 96%

He managed 75 touches in total, the most of any Belgian player and indeed of all the players in the game, with all of those proving to be successful.

Offensively he was a danger, registering three shots, two of which were on target and bagging himself his side’s second goal in the tie.

Defensively he had little to do, but still registered one tackle, one interception and one clearance throughout.

His passing was arguably the most impressive as he made 65 in total, the most of any Belgium player, as well as one key pass, enjoying a 96% passing accuracy in total.

Belgium's Axel Witsel celebrates scoring their second goalBelgium's Axel Witsel celebrates scoring their second goal

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