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Roberto Martinez: ‘Thierry Henry was the last missing puzzle piece’

Roberto Martinez was Monday, a day before the semi final between the Red Devils and France, to talk to the press. The coach will let us know not to believe in a scenario of decompression at the Devils after the performance in the quarter-finals against Brazil.

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Martinez came in first on his swap of three to four defenders last Friday. ‘A defense with three is a very risky system. You come quite often in one-on-one situations. Therefore, we are against Japan and Brazil on certain moments in the match switched to a viermansverdediging. It was tremendously pleased that the group system as soon closet.’

On the question of whether the Devils their peak is not already achieved at this world cup, was the Catalan clear. “Decompression is not possible in the semi-finals of the world cup. Especially not with an opponent like France. France, like Brazil, great individual qualities. They have some of the absolute top players in their ranks. You can’t just have the field up and think that it will run. You can’t rely on the performance against Brazil.’

For T3 and Thierry Henry , the match against France will be a very special match. Martinez explained why he Henry two years ago absolutely in wanted. “My staff is now working twelve years together, at different clubs. Two years ago (when he was with the Devils, ed.) came Henry. He had the experience to win big prizes. That we missed as a staff and as a player base. Belgium has never been out of the world cup won. Thierry was the last missing piece to the puzzle.’

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