The reactions from both camps after France the Red Devils from the world cup finals held.
“The difference between and losses? One stationary phase”, analysed coach Roberto Martinez. “It was a gelijkopgaande contest, there were not many moments when the game decides it could be. In the second half we were just growing, when we still in strong position took. That first goal was vital, we knew that in advance. France had to score on a stationary phase. They were the contest started with the idea on the counter watching and that there is hardly released. Our organization was there, we caught them good on.’
Of the five goals that the Red Devils in this tournament received any money, there were three stationary phases. Just after the break troefde Samuel Umtiti as Marouane Fellaini in the air at a corner kick, and immediately the race was decided. ‘Danger on stationary phases associated with the world cup, that was certainly not a weakness in our game. Today we had just bad luck, it was going to be a difference of a centimeter. On such details is therefore.’
‘I agree’, well-known his French counterpart Didier Deschamps a moment later. “We had a very strong Belgian team against us. They are athletic and technically strong, with a lot of height in the team. On several occasions we had deep posterior movement for them to handle. Tactically, they are also flexible, the team is difficult to decipher. Additionally, you may them no room for them, because then they are deadly. Despite all these qualities, we have them still hurt.’
The French do what they do since Deschamps coach. They are playing might not be good, but defending it is rather strong and are very efficient.
Captain Eden Hazard showed himself proud after the shutdown. ‘There was in the dressing room, not much said, put out the Hazard of wal. “Everyone was sad. I think we better deserved. We had such a contest is expected, with a French team who defends and lurked on the counter attack. The pity is that we hit swallow on a stationary phase. But we have shown on a very nice team to have. In addition to disappointed, we should also be proud of what we have achieved. As a captain I am very happy to be part of this team.”
About opponent, France, was a Hazard less laudatory. ‘The French do what they do since Deschamps coach. They are playing might not be good, but defending it is rather strong and are very efficient. We have their weak point not found. That little moment of magic that is needed to score, was not there. I think we not bad played. We had the control over the party without dangerous. We had better be able to do, but that has not happened. You may the good of this world cup has not been forgotten. We have a fantastic Belgian team since and have been eliminated by a team that is more solid than us. Everyone has a hundred percent. No one has retained.’
There will probably be a team to be world champion, that is no better than us
Vincent Kompany believes that Les Bleus do not were better than the Red Devils. “Too bad we are out. We have not lost to a team that was superior. We have played football and number of chances created. Lloris picks up an incredible ball in an attempt of Toby in the first half. It was a matter of details. I had the feeling that we are on extensions or penalty afstevenden. But it could also be resolved on a stationary phase, and that has happened. It was very close to each other today. There was no difference in quality.’
‘It is funny’, continued the Manchester City defender. “In France, it was said that we have a supposedly defensive team. That was not to be seen. But I want to be the winner anyway congratulations wishes. They had a plan and have that executed properly. It is a very nice tournament. The today had otherwise come to an end. Also, we could have won with a header on a corner. Sometimes you need a little bit of luck. That luck was against Brazil, but not today. There will probably be a team to be world champion, that is no better than us. We must also trust swipes for the next few tournaments.’
“The disappointment dominates,” said Vertonghen after the game. “We have the feeling that there is more in there. It is a pity that in this way we should lose. You would rather lose to a better team. France was defended well and gave very few chances away. The most important thing today was the first goal. Then they had to come, and they are less strong in.’
I am glad that we have the people in Belgium have to dance.
‘It was very quiet in the dressing room’, continued the Tottenhamverdediger. ‘The trainer has told us to be proud of and where he has equal in. We have shown what we are capable of. Only it is a pity that it ends here. I had the feeling that we have perhaps the strongest team on this tournament. I am glad that we have the people in Belgium have to dance. But I had them also like Sunday let celebrations. It is a pity that that is not successful. This group earned really as a finalist. The way we fought and sure have worked is enormous.’
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