“It’s a difficult defeat, it hurts! »
The Belgium coach believes his team played better than against Canada, adding that they have no choice and must win against Croatia. Here are the details of his post-match commentary:
“We played better than against Canada. It’s a difficult defeat, it hurts. We started well, we were strong in the first half.
-We had control, but we didn’t know how to get enough chances. We give a free kick, on the goal, and that’s when we lose control of the game. We weren’t too emotional tonight.
– Obviously this first but makes the difference. I estimate that the match was decided on very few things.
-There were finally two games in the game: one before the goal and a second after. On the canceled goal and on their achievement, they placed the ball at the near post. It hurts the team.
– We did not manage to get out of the area where the ball was going to arrive. The balloons are very well given. It can happen in a football game“.
“We had good situations in the first half, but we were unable to score. We got few big chances. It’s not a question of qualities, it’s a question of mentality.
-Winning against Croatia would be a new start. It’s a match that we will have to understand, we will have to be welded. It’s a World Cup, we will have to react from the next match“.