The Red Devils wrote Friday history with the elimination of Brazil and the qualification for the semi-finals, just four days later is Tuesday in St. Petersburg again ‘money time’ for the selection of Roberto Martinez. A first world cup final ever on the game.
After the mirakelzege against Japan, which the Red Devils from a seemingly lost position terugknokten, and the elimination of toernooifavoriet Brazil, is the performance of the Belgians are now already historical. That does not take away the hunger for a first final ever big.
It will be necessary, as with France, it crosses for the second time in a row, a particularly troublesome opponent, the path of the Red Devils. A team that has the spaces, like closed and self through Kylian Mbappé dares to aim at the fast conversion.
After the tactical masterpiece against Brazil, it remains to be seen how Roberto Martinez the match against the French will address.
The coach should be suspended Thomas Meunier substitute and thereby moves Nacer Chadli more than likely the rechterwingback. The most obvious solution is Yannick Carrasco at the linkerwingback back in the team.
In this way there starts with two very attacking wingbacks. Another option is that Thomas Vermaelen in the team and that Jan Vertonghen a row above is inserted, as it was in the slot against Brazil also played.
For the rest, there seems to be little need to change after the great performance against the Seleçao. The 4-3-3 of Martinez, who is in possession of a 3-4-3, with the rapid conversion as a landmark, turned particularly well.
Kevin De Bruyne excelled in a more attacking role and Marouane Fellaini won to the side of Axel Witsel for the rest just about every duel.
That means that Dries Mertens again with a place on the bank of peace will have to take the front we find the captain – Eden Hazard in support of Romelu Lukaku back. In the back are Toby Alderweireld and Vincent Kompany certitudes, Thibaut Courtois is in goal.