Roberto Martinez, Belgium national team manager Praise the team for their excellent performance in the 1-0 win over Portugal in the Euro 2020 round of 16.
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Belgium qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after beating defending champions Portugal 1-0 on 27 June with a 42-minute goal from Thorgan Hazard.
After the match, Martinez praised the team for playing well. and according to the tactics laid out “We are incredibly focused. and set up very well We have tailored our plans specifically to deal with them which has resulted in us controlling the game. and play the game satisfactorily Besides that, we scored great goals. Today it’s not just how good we are. It’s also about how we adapt to what Portugal does.”
In addition, the 47-year-old coach also mentioned injuries to two key players, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, who had to be substituted in the second half. “It’s too early to say how they are, for Kevin it’s ankle. He couldn’t turn around in the second half, while Eden was a muscle condition. But we have to wait for the inspection first.”
Hazard, the winner and Star of the Match award winner, said: “In a game like this you have to take chances with both hands. The Portuguese goalkeeper guessed that I would choose another angle to shoot. So the ball goes into the goal. I am happy to score goals for the national team.”
Belgium will advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 against Italy on July 2.