Reactions after victory against Cyprus: ‘Happy that we have our system so quickly able to adapt’

After the 0-3 against Cyprus reacted to the Red Devils and their coach relieved until satisfied.

Roberto Martinez © BELGA

Roberto Martinez was the performance and the smooth victory positive. “I am happy that we have our system so quickly they can adapt,” said the coach after the game. “The fans now have a team seen that really wants to go.”

With Thomas Meunier in a more attacking role and played the Red Devils in possession of the ball with a driemansverdediging, the man-more-situation, made sure Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne is central to the society what more could let off steam in support of Romelu Lukaku.

“I’ve got the system changed to some players to find, to free ourselves. On the flanks were Yannick Carrasco and Thomas Meunier as a lot more space and they could in one-on-éénsituaties for potential hazards. My group has been there for the past few days of hard trained for this and now it appears that they have picked up”.

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“We knew We just had to win. In the first 25 minutes was good, then we let Cyprus to many in the competition. In the second half we have well responded to in the end with a 0-3 win.” For Big Rom were already the eighteenth and nineteenth hit in the shirt of the Red Devils. With thirty hits are Paul Van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof external links with the national team, but for the still only 23-year-old attacker it seems only a matter of time before that record deal.

‘Beautiful evening’

“This was a beautiful evening, I hope the fans are satisfied with that,” verlaarde captain Eden Hazard. “Everyone had the sense and we certainly have plenty of chances to have an even greater victory to the books. Personally, I like it to be in this system to play,” said Hazard, about his central role, along with Kevin De Bruyne.

Marouane Fellaini had as a controlling midfielder, a lot more effort to manifest. The midfielder of Manchester United had quite a few violations needed and ran after the break against a yellow card. His replacement was Big Fella on the grain taken by the hometown audience. “I just think the importance of the team, the rest is afterthought. With Martinez we have a new coach who wants to drop. It is nice to have a new challenge to have. That 3-4-3 is new for us and I have little to say. It is the coach who decides on the tactics and today we have seen that the us to a good result.”

‘Something rechtsgezet’

In comparison with the friendly against Spain was also the wedstrijdmentaliteit much better. “The mentality was, indeed, great: we saw today a team at work. After the first goal was the less, because we are then too hard and went in search of the second goal. We chased ourselves. At that moment we forgot about the contest check. We let the opponent back in the match. That was also the merit of Cyprus, because they knokten for every ball. After the rest we took back the command. We knew again when we had to attack and defend.”

Jan Vertonghen © AFP

After the early elimination at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS and the defeat against a superior Spain, there was the past few days quite a negative atmosphere around the national eleven. “That’s what we felt and that, of course, is never fun. Today We have seen that the players have the necessary want to do to put that right. The right mentality is important if you something new wants to drop”.

‘Good performance on bad field

Jan Vertonghen was also satisfied. “We have a good performance delivered, on a bad field, against a difficult opponent. We knew that the difficult was going to be and we wanted a sharp start to the pace to determine. That we have done, but after the goal came we a little too far back. The second half was really strong, there was space on the midfield and that we have to good use”, analysed the Tottenham-defender of the duel. “3-0 won, that is perfect. I think that not many teams in our pool will win because there are a lot of equal teams. It is good that we are here as a result drop.”

‘New chapter’

“In the beginning we had us what to adapt to the new tactics, but after that it worked well on my position”, responded Yannick Carrasco. “We are now in a new chapter started after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS. The most important thing was the three points address and that we have done”, concluded a happy goalscorer.


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