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Fake news about the locker room during the Martinez World Cup made the team more united

January 1, former Belgian coach Martinez dismissed get out of class after the World Cup.
In an interview with "HLN" a few days ago, he said that during the World Cup in Qatar, some media false reports made the Belgian team truly united and showed another look

Martinez said: "The game against Morocco will definitely haunt me for a long time. We didn’t play our own strength. This game is a bit like playing Canada before. We are not in that winning state.
Medium. The game against Croatia was different from the other two games in which we probably created the most chances. You can’t find any tactical or technical reason why we played in the last half hour
Didn’t score a goal. Maybe it’s the details."

"In 2018, we had three warm-up games to prepare for, but this year we didn’t. There are a lot of teams who use the group stage as a warm-up, and that’s going to pay the price for a winter season. Unfortunately, we
It took two games to get ready."

"In 2018, when I arrived at the airport, I felt that the team was prepared in every way, emotionally, tactically. In this World Cup, I only had it two days before the game against Croatia.
A similar feeling. After the 2-1 friendly loss to Egypt, I felt like we were not ready, it felt like the team wasn’t going well in every way."

"Then there was some fake news about the dressing room that helped. When L’Equipe reported that Vertonghen and Hazard had clashed, the whole team felt like all the media was watching us. So we decided to talk to the outside world.
distance from the rest of the world, we wanted to show that this is a united group. After that, we showed a different side of the team. It made us stronger.
Is it true? No, not at all."