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The atmosphere is good: Thorgan Hazard jokes all about matrasgate, ambitious Whitewash is not satisfied with the quarter-finals

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Today trained with the Red Devils for the first time on Russian soil. After the training were an ambitious Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard to talk to the press. Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen were missing in the training but the younger of the Hazard brothers had good news about the defender: “It’s better with Vincent Kompany. I think that he will be with us.”

Thorgan Hazard: “Well we slept on our own mattress”

The Red Devils have their first practice on Russian soil finished. With Monday the first game against Panama is still relaxed. Thorgan Hazard received during his press conference the them laughing with a joke about Mattress-gate. “We all had a good night sleep on our own mattress.”

Thorgan Hazard is not the comedian that his older brother, Eden. He is a bit more serious than his brother, but at the first press conference in Russia he showed the present journalists, however, laugh when he was asked whether it is good in the hotel. “We have only arrived. I can only say that we are all well have slept on our own mattress (winks). Or I a difference felt with that mattress? Continue mattresses, but everyone has said that they slept well. I slept well, but sleep is always good.”

Thorgan Hazard and the Red Devils got a good reception. “Here We are, yesterday, arrived, and the staff received us well. We still have not seen everything, because the hotel is great. Yesterday we did a little bike ride. But there is still much to discover.”

Only the internet connection can be even better. “The rooms are beautiful, but the internet connection must still be better to be in the PlayStation to play. When we have too much time to play, it is difficult.”

If the valve he had good news: “It’s better with Vincent Kompany. I think that he will be with us, though I have no news about him. That you need to the medical staff questions.”

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Whitewash: “the New semi-final would be a disappointment”

Axel Witsel is clear as he is about the ambitions in the world cup speaks. “We played two times in a row, a quarter final, but now we want to beyond. In France was the elimination in the quarterfinals of a bad result. In Brazil, we had the experience yet not to a team like Argentina to be correct. But a new quarter would now be a disappointment. We are better prepared than two years ago. We have more experience and have more confidence. In ourselves and in our way of playing.”

Witsel has made it to its meaning in the system of Roberto Martinez. Like Marc Wilmots is the midfielder incontournable. “I am myself in the national team. Every coach that I played, they knew me to appreciate. Everyone appreciates the system with three defenders. As I De Bruyne play, we are two midfielders who play the game. I am perhaps a little more of the defensive midfielder. But everything is very well in balance in the system of Martinez.”

The world cup in Russia is for Witsel also a return to the country where he four seasons has played. “It’s nice to return to Russia. I have here a few years and played a lot of good memories gained. I’m here entirely for the team. Whether in Russia or in Brazil, it makes no difference. That gives no extra pressure.”

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