Belgium coach Martinez: Those who work with Fellaini appreciate him

Belgium coach Martinez: Those who work with Fellaini appreciate him

Belgium coach Martinez: Those who work with Fellaini appreciate him

That respect was evident in the Spaniard's every utterance on Thursday but, while acknowledging the dangers presented by Brazil forward Neymar, Martinez was confident the skills of the likes of Eden Hazard would also be influential for Belgium.

Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil in Kazan is a defining game for Belgium's talented generation of players, said defender Vincent Kompany on Wednesday.

Playmaker De Bruyne usually features higher up the pitch for the Premier League champions under Pep Guardiola, and his change of position at the World Cup has led to plenty of questions regarding his position for the national team, where he plays in a two alongside Axel Witsel. If you look, you see how much he's been participating collectively, taking up the ball, taking up space.

"Whether that's realistic I don't know, Brazil are an incredible team but there is not one day I go to bed thinking "what if we lose"?"

Although Luis put in a solid display against Mexico, Tite may be tempted to recall his preferred left back Marcelo, who missed the match with a back injury but returned to training.

The teams have progressed through different means but each arrive with confidence after rousing wins in their last starts.

It was hardly such smooth sailing for the Belgians, who suffered a huge scare in their last-gasp 3-2 win over Japan.

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At times in Rostov-on-Don, Belgium looked hamstrung by Japan's pressing tactics and needed more than an hour to unshackle themselves and set about a dramatic come-from-behind victory after falling 2-0 down.

For Friday's match, the tactics might be simpler. "We are not talking about a system but understanding what we must do when we have possession", the coach added.

"As a coach I have a lot of options with this team but I know in my head what I want to do".

"We can enjoy it from the first minute", Martinez said.

"If we show the same mentality as we did on Monday, we have a big chance".

"We have worked hard over two years for this and we are as ready as we ever can be". It's not like we've been failing up to now but there is a level above, which we need to achieve, which can be done by a game like the one we are playing against Brazil. "Neymar is one of the biggest exponents of. decisive one-versus-one situations, so we'll have to keep an eye on him and allow our players to have a bigger role in the game". There is something really special about this squad. But there is no margin for error.

"That is a compliment but it doesn't affect our chances against them".

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