Belgian coach “could not be prouder’ after quick world cup qualification
Coach Roberto Martinez of Belgium is pleased with the fact that the ‘Red Devils’ two speelrondes for the end of the world cup qualification is already in place for the final tournament next year in Russia.
The Spanish coach knew that his team Thursday about happiness not to complain about had it with 1-2 won uitduel with Greece.
“I think that we are big steps in terms of mentality. This was exactly what I wanted to see: a contest that was unfolding outside of their comfort zone, but they still win. Such a mentality, that is the only way to this generation, its potential to perform. Therefore, I can’t be more proud,” said Martinez in the catacombs of the Georgios Karaiskakisstadion front of The Newspaper.
Belgium had it in Piraues, in particular the first half which is very difficult against the tough Greeks. Only in the last quarter did the visitors the match at hand and that provided by hits of Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku prompt the victory.
“I think it’s clear this was not a good match from us,” said Martinez with a sense of understatement. “Our first half was probably the worst that we have throughout the campaign have played. We missed our usual finesse.”
“But it was today not to have to play well. We came here to win, the way did not matter.”
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Belgium qualified for the world cup.
Romelu Lukaku made the decisive 1-2 against Greece.
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According to Martinez fell in the rest of hard words in the Belgian dressing room. “The players were frustrated because what they are against Gibraltar, well done, today didn’t work. I have character seen I have seen that they are each other on top of it helped. They knew that they wanted to win.”
Martinez refuses, despite the early qualification of the polonaise to go for a walk. “Over the next few weeks is perhaps the only thing the world remembers that we are the first in Europe through the preliminaries knew for the world cup, but internally what we think of this match to remember especially the way we are. With the will to win, the desire to be with the heart to play.”
Belgium places itself as the first European country through qualification for world cup