The Malta Under-21 national team is set for another difficult task as it hosts Belgium in another game from Group 6 of the UEFA Under-21 Championship at the Centenary Stadium on Friday, kick-off at 17:00.
Malta continues to chase its first point in the group after losing the first seven mathes, conceding eighteen goals and scoring just five. Belgium share the top spot with Sweden on 17 points from seven matches.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Under-21 coach Silvio Vella said that although Malta is still without a point, he is still glad with the talent of the players at his disposal and that his main objective is that of leading them to develop fully in order to be fully prepared to play for the national team.
Players like Joseph Mbong, Myles Beerman, Dunstan Vella, Jake Grech, Jurgen Degabriele and Kyrian Nwoko already had the opportunity to join the senior side for the training camp in Austria while Juan Corbolan was included in the squad for the UEFA Nations League qualifier against the Faroe Islands along with Mbong.
After the game against Belgium, the Under-21 side will play a friendly match against Georgia on Tuesday as preparation ahead of another two qualifiers against Hungary and Cyprus on October 12 and 16 respectively while a friendly match is scheduled against Albania in November.