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The ten conclusions that we after Belgium – Tunisia may attract

The defense of the Red Devils is not always 100 percent reliable, but a grouser that this is after this spectacular show that the whole world again with this world cup has reconciled.

The Red Devils have also the mind and even physical rest bought against England, and do hope for (much) more.

Ten considerations of our man in Russia, after a in every respect beautiful day in Moscow.

1. BELGIUM IS THE BRAZIL OF EUROPE

The best results in their history (final of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘80, the semi-final …

Ten considerations of our man in Russia, after a in every respect beautiful day in Moscow.

1. BELGIUM IS THE BRAZIL OF EUROPE

The best results in their history (final of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘80, the semi-final world cup ‘86) have the Red Devils taken from a sympathetic underdogpositie, with a touch of class but still a strijdershart. Advertising for beautiful, technical, nice offensive football, they have never made. Nevertheless, not like now. The netherlands was, for decades, the Brazil of Europe. Who would have ever thought that Belgium title would take over? And football fans in the whole world are grateful to us for that. This world cup was so far not yet determined a grand cru, but after the nagelbijtend exciting, fast paced, hard fought Serbia – Switzerland, Belgium – Tunisia, also for the neutral fans feast. With thanks to the virtuosos of Roberto Martinez, with their delicious eentijdsvoetbal that opportunities did rain on the Spartakstadion. With thanks also to Tunisia. It was overconfident to think that they are with an open mind, this Belgium would cope, but what they also had to lose and everyone should be grateful to them for that mentality.

2. EDEN HAZARD IS DEFINITELY ON THE APPOINTMENT

Who can, as Lionel Messi fails like so far, in his role as the torch? (Cristiano Ronaldo, we count not here, other type). Eden Hazard, rightly voted man of the match, said yesterday his candidacy. Against Panama fell the man who in such rousing form seemed during the preparation races, still a bit disappointing even, unusual for him, sometimes a bit despondent about the constant stairs that he had to collect. But in Moscow, he was a constant scourge for the Tunisian defenders. Playmaker, dribbelaar and finisher at the same time: under his leadership, the race was all after a good fifteen minutes to decide, but the little magician, his tricks up with a gem of a second goal, what a control, what a technique as crowning a real great performance. Hazard needs urgent Spanish exercise: he goes to Real Madrid.

3. LUKAKU HAD ALREADY TOPSCHUTTER CAN BE

Big Rom played but an hour or so. He was already along the line treated for an injury, and Roberto Martinez chose not risks to take more – just like with Hazard, by the way. He had already twice, scored both times after a brilliant loopactie, and large cool-headedness for the purpose. He broke one, in the first half, and then? That speed, that strength, that nose for goals, and technically it’s not so awkward: he now stands with four goals in two games in addition to Cristiano Ronaldo at the top, and yet, it will be a little bit geknarsetand have that Mitchy Batschuayi and didn’t he still have all that space to score on the drive. He had been on six or seven hits. What a weapon. Let the alarm signal about possible torn ligaments that The Guardian yesterday,, please for one time is nonsense.

4. DE BRUYNE: ALL FOR THE TEAM

It is relatively quiet, after two races around the player which is internationally the highest ranked state: Kevin De Bruyne. KDB is however far from bad, he shared yesterday, once again some brilliant passes, was eager and intercepted a lot of balls, but he is in his more defensive role at the Red Devils a little more work and a little less a conductor than at Manchester City. That he is therefore not a difficulty and even says that he is happy when Hazard glitter adorns De Bruyne. And there are undoubtedly still contests that he is the primus inter pares.

5. MEUNIER AND CARRASCO: IT IS RISKY, BUT IT IS A WEAPON

After Panama, there was much criticism of Yannick Carrasco, and some on his counterpart Thomas Meunier on the other side. Too few defender both, so very risky against stronger countries soon. That tactical care continues to exist. A man can’t be in two places at the same time, so if they with their attacking impulses the opponent with it flat out play, are their flanks defensively when losing possession. But what an offensive surplus, they mean, if it runs well. The brilliant doorsteekpasje of Meunier to Lukaku for the third goal, the nice actions and nice shots of Carrasco. Okay, we are going to get three servings against Brazil, but that is certainly not very when we are there four?

6. BOYATA DID NOT DISAPPOINT, THANKS AND HOPEFULLY WE HAVE NOT MANY MORE NEEDED

Dedrick Boyata played really well in the last two matches. Strong with the head, has been disciplined in the positional game, strong tackelend. But he remains awkward in the uitvoetballen, an accident waiting to happen as the English say. What if Boyata is doing so well that they have Kompany and Vermaelen are not able to bring them in, you could hear the youngest days here and there. Nonsense. Boyata compared to Vermaelen or Kompany is a solid 6 to a 8 or 8.5. The Red Devils have the experience and class that men need to be really far to come.

Put that next to Vertonghen (who still have some to get started) and Alderweireld (excellent yesterday, with a wereldassist on Hazard as crown on the work), and there is a defense for you to say. Thank you so, Dedrick, really well done, and keep you ready on the bank for as it again really must.

7. THERE IS GOOD PEOPLE ON THE BENCH

And then we are not talking about Kompany or Vermaelen (if both healthy touch we even have a topper on surplus behind, as long as it takes). Mitchy Batschuayi proved with aplomb that he is ready if Lukaku something would happen. It looked what schlemielig three reuzekansen who have not responded after his invalsbeurt, but he was where he had to stand up and the miss had more with bad luck than with ignorance. What he proved at the last minute, very nice to score. After a very nice man Youri Tielemans, anyway, who barely four minutes needed to make an impact.

That (attacking) wealth in the bank is an important reassurance. The loss of quality need not be huge, if players are injured (Hazard, Mertens and Lukaku were big steps to process) or for any other reason may rest in the now not so solid, exciting match against England.

8. THE FIELD IS OPEN FOR THE TITLE

Brazil, that went to far without saying, but still… For us, they remain superfavoriet for the world title. Hope so anyway, but that Belgium, the Seleçao is not already in the quarter-finals all encounters. Superoptimisten who think that they are in Brazil also think so after Belgium-Tunisia: country to come back on earth! Brazilian journalists in the stadium yesterday were full of praise for Belgium, but going to speculate about who you when come across? Ridiculo! A colleague of O Globo: “For Brazilians, a world cup that you don’t win, a bad world cup in which round you also lose. So it doesn’t matter who you when will meet: you must eventually beat anyone.’

But that mentality makes them not invincible. With Spain, France, Germany, and Argentina, which hasn’t really impressed and Belgium, Mexico and Croatia (and even Portugal and the uk) that in the polls been greatly increased, this is the world cup an ‘open for all’-race. Besides Brazil Belgium gradually as a serious contender.

9. SORRY ROBERTO, BUT YOUR TEAM IS NOW REALLY ONE OF THE FAVORITES

As a good coach, it is fitting, tried Roberto Martinez after the demonstration, happy but serene. On the question of whether Belgium is now the favourite, he replied: ‘No, you have to look at the history. There are five countries that at any world cup favorite, and we do not belong to that wreath.’ The international media did not agree. In five continents of the world are mouths to pay, and bookies have their bets on the adjust.

Though the onzekerheidjes in the defense and the fact that the Red Devils have never really lived up to top, all to positive statements temper.

10. WHAT DID KING PHILIP THERE IN MOSCOW?

Our king is happy that the Red Devils are playing well. Logically, who is not, and as king of a country that is not always in unison, like you, of course, the popularity of such a strong national symbol. But what is he doing in Russia? Is it really so difficult for a middle ground to walk in? On the one hand, do participate in this world cup, because if you start rogue regimes to boycott, you certainly today from very many countries should stay away, but on the other hand, dissatisfaction shown by delegations from noble to send? If prince Laurent, not to Chinese banquets should, what does the king of Belgium than in the land of Putin? Maybe even think of that four Belgians on board of flight MH17? (And the same obviously applies for minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders.)

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