Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has claimed that the warm-up sport loss to Egypt was a wake-up name for his staff forward of the FIFA World Cup. Egypt defeated Belgium 2-1 within the sport on Friday.
Martinez has labeled the defeat to Egypt as a get up name for Belgium (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has claimed that the warm-up sport loss to Egypt was a wake-up name for the staff forward of the World Cup.
Egypt edged past Belgium 2-1 within the match on Friday due to objectives from Mostafa Mohamed and Mahmoud Trezeguet. Lois Openda scored the one aim for the Pink Devils.
Talking after the match, as quoted by Reuters, Martinez mentioned that the staff wasn’t mentally ready for the sport. He mentioned that his staff wasn’t good in possession and there was no offensive stability. He additionally mentioned that Egypt had been the higher staff on the night time and had been decided to win the sport.
“Mentally we weren’t prepared for this match. We weren’t good in possession, there was too little tempo, no offensive stability, we hardly ever bought to the second ball,” Martinez mentioned as Belgium headed for his or her base at Salwa Seashore in Qatar to arrange for his or her opening Group F sport in opposition to Canada on Wednesday.
“Egypt had been merely higher than us. It was as if loads of our guys simply did not need to get damage, when you noticed with Egypt that they completely wished to win this match.”
Martinez went on to say that the loss was a wake-up name for Belgium they usually can be taught so much from the match. He additionally mentioned that the staff cannot dream of successful the World Cup if the gamers aren’t at their finest.
“This group has been collectively for six years, it isn’t that there’s instantly nothing left. That’s the reason we must always see this match primarily as a wake-up name. This match was additionally helpful in giving some gamers much-needed minutes. In that sense, it was an actual apply match, one from which you’ll be taught so much.
“Now it is only a matter of getting everybody prepared. We will not anticipate to win on the World Cup if we aren’t at our greatest. Let that be the lesson.”