De Bruyne lets out a rant

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Kevin De Bruyne took out the sulphur. In a press conference, the attacking midfielder from Belgium was not kind on the level of play of the Red Devils.

Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium World Cup 2022

A falling out with Alderweireld

The narrow victory won last Wednesday against Canada (1-0), in group F, allowed Belgium to launch its 2022 World Cup on a good note. At least from an accounting point of view. For the rest, the Red Devils will have to come back and it is not Thibaut Courtois who will say the opposite. After the success against Jonathan David’s partners, the Real Madrid goalkeeper criticized the performance of his teammates. This Friday, another executive of the Belgian selection got carried away in the person of Kevin De Bruyne, present in front of the journalists two days before the second meeting against Morocco. At the heart of an altercation with Toby Aldeweireld after Michy Batshuayi’s goal, the Manchester City attacking midfielder was not kind to the level of play displayed by the team, a finding which according to the 31-year-old has persisted since for ages.

“We must do better”

“I think it’s been a long time since we were at our best level of play. I think the team has the level to do better. We are working on it, we are trying to do better because the team has potential. Now is the time to do it. I hope we will do better in the next matches. I stay positive. I think the players, and everyone, understand that we have to do better. This is the first step to do so. When you are at the World Cup, everyone knows how to play. There are no weak teams. Morocco has a good team. I know almost everyone in their starting XI. They play in big teams, in the Premier League, in France, in Italy or elsewhere. They had a good match against Croatia, and when you know Croatia… I know it’s going to be another difficult match. We understand that we have to improve to win this match. We will try to be ready for Sunday.”