OKBET 2022 : Roberto Martinez claims Kevin de Bruyne‘s claim that Belgium is “too old” to win the World Cup had no effect on his squad, and that the Manchester City star may have been trying to double-bluff.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE
De Bruyne told The Guardian in an interview on Saturday that the Belgian national side was “too old” to win the World Cup.
The next day, the Red Devils played poorly against Morocco, losing rightfully by a score of 2-0. This placed their chances of advancing in the tournament in Qatar in peril. De Bruyne was one of the Belgian players who failed to impress.
Manager Martinez, though, dismissed any idea that his team was distracted by the interview before the game.
I’ve never heard such remarks before,” he remarked.
While most of what players say to the media during the World Cup will be nice, there will inevitably be a few out-of-context comments.
All of us here are trained experts who know what they’re doing. An individual’s right to express opinion is guaranteed.
We’ve been a team for six years, and you can’t win with negative feedback. Could have been a double bluff. The unseen workings are what really count.
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Next week, Belgium plays Croatia in their last Group F match, and they must win in order to advance.
Martinez’s squad is now in third place with three points after two games, behind leaders Croatia and Morocco by a single point each.
On Sunday, the Croatians eliminated Canada from the tournament with a 4-1 victory.