Once again, Belgium and its golden generation missed an opportunity to lift a trophy. Beaten in the semi-final and then in the small final of the League of Nations, the Red Devils began to be seriously challenged in the flat country. Starting with their coach, Roberto Martinez. Linked to the Belgian federation until 2022, the Spaniard, whose name had been associated with that of Barça recently, had been evasive about his future after the defeat against the Italians.
“It’s not easy for me to talk about it … I have been working with Belgium for 5 years and I am 100% focused on it. We are going to prepare for the World Cup now. there is nothing else to say. “ Since then, the analyzes fuse among our Belgian neighbors. And today the Last hour pointed out those who could bear the brunt of this new failure.
Martinez confirmed, but …
Dries Mertens, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Christian Benteke, Nacer Chadli or Dodi Lukebakio are thus cited. And Martinez? No question of throwing the Iberian out. On the other hand, he is clearly no longer untouchable. This is what the boss of the federation Peter Bossaert suggested. The latter showed his support for Martinez, but a fact that the governing body of Belgian football was going to draw certain consequences.
“He’s still the man for the job. We still support it 100%. But we have to learn from the game against France in which we played our best and our worst half in a long time. (…) I will ask some people about my advisor. No, I am not going to create a commission or a committee. And I don’t want too many people giving their opinion anymore, otherwise there will be too many different opinions. “ The message got through.