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“We are too old in attack too”: Vertonghen answers De Bruyne, the group lives well in Belgium


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A terrible defeat, the specter of elimination from the group stage and a pleasant controversy in the locker room. Sunday is hell or near hell for the Belgian national team. The Red Devils lost 2-0 to Morocco in the middle of the day, forcing themselves to beat Croatia in their third and final match to reach the round of 16. Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen then took advantage of the mixed zone to send a mine to his attacking partner Kevin de Bruyne.

In this regard, “KDB” said in an interview with the Guardian the day before that, in his opinion, the Belgian team is not a contender for the world title. “No chance, we are too old,” he explained. I see us more as outsiders. I think we got lucky in 2018. We have a good team, but it is getting old. We have lost some key players. We have good new players coming in, but they are not on par with other players in 2018.”

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Suffice it to say that Jan Vertonghen, an experienced Devils defender (35), seems to have taken it personally. After the defeat, he pointed out the attacking weakness of Belgium, which has not yet scored in this World Cup despite the presence of Hazard, or therefore De Bruyne. “In attack, we practically do not create chances. A lot of things are going through my head right now, but these are things that are better not to talk about in front of the camera, launches Vertonghen. It wasn’t enough. We don’t create much ahead, almost nothing really. However, we have a lot of quality. »

Then he continues very ironically: “It is also possible that we attack badly, because the guys (forwards, ed.) are too old. “Good atmosphere, and that’s what the preparation for the last decisive match, Thursday, promises. “Things can only get better. We wanted to get to the second round today against Morocco. This does not work. Now the decisive match against Croatia on Thursday.

Source: Le Parisien

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