“How do you react after being named as the best player in Belgium-Canada (1-0) ?
I didn’t play well, I don’t know why I received this distinction, maybe it’s because my name is known. We all didn’t play well as a team, especially in the first half. We didn’t find any solutions to their pressing, then in the second half we managed to find spaces. But overall, I think we didn’t play well today. (Wednesday), including me, but we found a way to win, that’s how it is.
We often felt frustrated during this meeting. At the time of Michy Batshuayi’s goal (44th), you even had a fairly heated conversation with your coach Roberto Martinez…
I watched the way we played and I thought we were playing too long. When you’re up against high pressure (like that of the Canadians), I think you have to have the courage to face him by making short passes to break their lines, without losing the ball. That’s what I explained at that time. It was just a tactical discussion, there is no problem between us”.