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Martínez: "Victory is the fruit of hard work"

The Belgium coach spoke after the team's debut in Qatar

The Spanish Roberto Martínez, coach of Belgium, spoke to the press after his team's victory against Canada (1-0) which he described as his "worst performance" in a major tournament.

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“Technically it may have been our worst performance, the worst game, not because we have won. Winning, even if you don't play well, is not by chance; It is the result of what we have done in the last six years, ”he said at a press conference.

“What I did like is the attitude of my players, of being accountable on the field. Then having more changes gave us opportunities. We can play in different ways to adapt to the game. In general, Canada was better, but we found a way to win, ”he added.

A Roberto Martínez who was not concerned about the performance of his team against Poland: “No. This is not a normal format. We've only had five days together and we'll have to see how the teams grow; and if we do it by winning games it's an incredible way to do it. Today we have grown as a team”.

In addition, the coach played down Kevin de Bruyne's discussion with Toby Alderweireld after the 1-0 draw while highlighting the importance of the Manchester City player for Belgium.

“We were frustrated because we know that we have a team that if we can find Kevin between the lines we can have many chances in the rival field; that has been the problem. It was nothing more than he wanted to win. Kevin is in an incredible moment, being one of the best players in the world. We have a level we want to reach and we haven't shown it on the field. Seeing a frustrated player is normal", commented


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