The Belgian media was united in its praise for the team’s performance last night against Costa Rica. It was seen as the ideal send-off for Russia and there was universal approval for captain Eden Hazard’s display of his talents.
His main lieutenants were Romelu Lukaku (two goals and an assist), the hard-working Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens (goal and assist). Axel Witsel, in a more attacking mode, was also applauded. Less agreement though on the back three and the wing-backs, where Yannick Carrasco and Thomas Meunier did not convince all.