Last night, Belgium won 1-0 against Canada. A small miracle since the Red Devils were mistreated during this first World Cup meeting. Moreover, the tension was palpable within the selection since there was a clash between Kevin De Bruyne and Toby Alderweireld. When Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring, the two men went to Roberto Martinez to try to correct what was wrong and they had a heated argument. The last hour. The coach tried to calm them down.
After the match, KDB returned to the subject. “These are football stories. There was space and we weren’t using it. Sometimes we are afraid and I don’t know why. I think we were looking too much for long balls but that’s the kind of thing that happens…” His teammate also commented on this matter. “The foot is about emotions. We had a difference of opinion. The three times we were dangerous in the first half, it was on long balls. We are men, not altar boys, and we talk about things. It’s not a small football match but the World Cup. It shows that we are involved and it does not matter. Everything happened really fast. We’ve already turned the button, it’s a thing of the past.”. Good news for Roberto Martinez, who said it was nothing serious and things were back to normal.