At the moment, the world championship for the Belgian national team, which is the second in the world ranking and the bronze medalist of the 2018 World Cup, is not going as planned: after the crushing defeat of Canada (1-0), they lose 2-0 to the Moroccan national team in The second round of the group stage Sunday. Although they got 3 points, the picture of the game is not very encouraging for the elimination stage of the tournament, and according to the signs, the morale is not at the top in the Belgian dressing room, the players are chatting through the press. And not gently.
It all starts with Kevin De Bruni before the tournament He said For the Guardian, who did not comment:
“We have no chance of winning the World Cup, we are getting old”
Indeed, only four of the teams that have competed in the World Cup have been above the average age of 30, two of which belong to Belgium.
Of the 27 World Cup appearances to date in this tournament (including Croatia vs. Canada), only four of the 54 starting players have an average age of 30 or older.
OptaAnalyst November 27, 2022
According to many, the Manchester City midfielder was thinking mainly about the defense, which is led by 35-year-old Jan Vertonghen and 33-year-old Toby Alderweireld.
The fact that Vertonghen, who is currently playing football for Anderlecht, may also indicate this defeat Morocco In his post-match statement, in addition to his disappointment, he appears to have spoken again to De Bruyne.
“We create very few chances to score. I have a lot of ideas going around me now, but it would be better for everyone if I didn’t say them in front of the cameras. We are not effective enough, we are not creative. We may attack weakly because our strikers are old.” – quotes Belgian statement Sporza Vertonghen.
Belgium, who are currently third in Group E, will play Croatia in the third round of the group stage and must win if they want to reach the round of 16.
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