Category Archives: International

Belgium – Costa Rica: What the Papers Said

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… Read More »

Tielemans and Dendoncker to rejuvenate Belgium’s midfield

On Tuesday, Roberto Martinez will announce his squad for the friendly match against the Czech Republic in Brussels and the World Cup qualifying match in Estonia. The most interesting names will be Monaco’s new midfielder Youri Tielemans and his former Anderlecht team-mate Leander Dendoncker. The two youngsters will bring vitality and youthful vigour to Martinez’s… Read More »

Selection problems for Martinez

With World Cup qualifiers on the horizon, Roberto Martinez will have to deal with the problems that were often faced by his predecessor Marc Wilmots, namely injuries and a lack of the playing time by many squad members. The wear and tear on those playing regularly in the Premier League is well documented and, ironically,… Read More »

10 things we learnt from Belgium-Spain

1. Roberto Martinez has a lot of work to do but he has to be given time. Marc Wilmots made no progress with the team in the last two years and there had to be change. 2. Thierry Henry will be useful if he can find a way of making his 150 million euro strike… Read More »