Every Irish fan's heart sank just a little when Eden Hazard scored that magnificent goal against Liverpool on Wednesday night, as following on from his stunner against Spurs last week, it seems very clear to anyone with a functioning set of eyes that the little Belgian is back to his best just in time for Euro 2016.
Hazard may be in good form, but there is a clear - if slightly muted due to the level expectancy that preceded the batterings at Euro 2012 - buzz amongst the fans ahead of this summer's tournament, as on the back of some good performances, we're expecting to make an impact in France.
Vincent Kompany is missing the tournament, and judging by the reaction from the Celtic fans to one of their own players benefitting from the availability of a defensive space in the Belgium squad, we should be hoping another man with Man City ties starts against the boys in green.
Dedryk Boyata joined Celtic from Manchester City last summer, and has not exactly impressed in his first season in Scotland. Nevertheless, Marc Wilmots clearly has some level of trust for him as Boyata made the squad, and Celtic fans think it's hilarious.
Crazy that boyata's In the Belgium squad for the euros hahahaha
— Morgan (@MorganVaughan16) May 12, 2016
Dedryck Boyata has made the Belgium squad! How the fuck did that happen?
— Allan McNelis (@Nelly1682) May 12, 2016
Congrats to #Boyata getting called up to the Belgium squad. Fully deserved after a season of defensive masterclasses. ??
— Chris MacKenzie (@CMacK301) May 12, 2016
Honestly cannot believe Boyata got a call up for Belgium, Celtic should be milking that dry in order to entice someone into signing him.
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) May 12, 2016
— Daniel Johnston (@DanielJ190492) May 12, 2016
Was going to back Belgium for the Euros until I seen Boyata is in the squad lol
— Sean (@lethal1903) May 12, 2016
I was actually thinking that Belgium might stand a chance of doing well at the Euros.
Then they call Boyata up...
— Russell Abercrombie (@russabercrombie) May 12, 2016
Dedryck Boyata is in the Belgium Euro 2016 squad. Yeah, that Dedryck Boyata. You know, the one that made Zat Knight look like Baresi.
— Philip Gradwell (@GraddersOnline) May 12, 2016
Boyata selected for the Belgium Euro 2016 team...??
— Jamie Cormie (@JamieCormie97) May 12, 2016
Unreal that boyata is going to the euros with Belgium when kenny miller ran circles around him so badly he faked an injury to get subbed off
— Adam (@adaamrobert) April 30, 2016
Sounds good to us.