The golden age of Belgium has passed its peak, and players like Kevin De Bruyne and company have never taken home a major award. This group will very definitely not compete in another major event after this one, so it is imperative that all of their top players provide their absolute best performance.
The conclusion of the Euro 2020 tournament in the summer of 2021 was a major letdown. Belgium advanced to the round of 16, when they defeated the reigning champions, Portugal, but ultimately lost to Italy and were eliminated. Italy went on to win the tournament.
Belgium and coach Roberto Martinez’s in-game management usually seem to fall short against the top teams, as seen by their 4-1 loss to the Netherlands in June.
His game management and his commitment to established players are also weaknesses, although he is credited with finishing in third place in the most recent World Cup.
Although the squad uses a 3-4-3 system, Martinez has never come up with a legitimate plan B for the team. The outdated defense leaves too much room for attack since it has too much open space between the lines. Other players that are capable of starting for the team include the defender Boyata, the midfielder Tielemans, the wing-back Carrasco, and the wide striker Trossard.
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Kevin de Bruyn
A contest between him and Thibaut Courtois, who are both exceptional in their positions—if not the greatest in the world in their respective positions.