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Touching goodbye for Roberto Martínez: DT leaves Belgium after elimination in Qatar 2022

Visibly moved, this is how Roberto Martínez was seen at the press conference in which he announced that he would leave the position of coach of the Belgium team. DT’s statement was made known immediately after drawing 0-0 against Croatia and being eliminated in the group round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

“It’s my last game with this team, it’s a very emotional moment as you can imagine”, expressed the strategist to the media. Then, ‘Bob’ Martínez made a brief silence and the emotion of the moment overcame him: “Sorry, I can’t keep talking”admitted the preparer in front of those present.

Later, the Spaniard was able to recover to reflect on the period in which he was led by the ‘Red Devils’. Despite how bitter it was to leave the World Cup so early, the 49-year-old professional keeps everything he offered the Belgians in all this time.

“I am a person who likes to learn from lessons. I’ve been six years. He was very committed to the project. We ended up with a bronze medal and we had to give this project another chance. I have enjoyed it very much. I have left a great legacy and I am very satisfied with the result. It’s the end of a cycle.”held.

The legacy of Roberto Martinez

The Spanish coach’s process began six years ago and he achieved one of the best results for the team in the World Cup: third place in Russia 2018. He was also at the top of the FIFA Ranking from October 2018 to April 2022. The third best in stay at the top, only surpassed by Brazil (4,699 days) and Spain (1,959 days).

Roberto Martínez has directed 79 games, achieving 56 victories, 13 draws and 10 defeats, with 210 goals for and 69 goals against. In addition, he has the highest number of wins for a coach in the history of Belgium, with 77.6% wins, and after beating Canada in the debut in Qatar 2022, he became the Belgian coach with the most wins (seven ) in World Cups.

Source: Elcomercio

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