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De Bruyne explodes after another defeat: 'It's only Belgium, we don't have many great players' |  The League of Nations

De Bruyne explodes after another defeat: ‘It’s only Belgium, we don’t have many great players’ | The League of Nations

defeat new Belgium, This time to ItalyAnd in the dispute for third place in the Nations League, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne activated the “honest” situation when assessing the difficulty of his team reaching a decision and trying to crown the good generation with a title.

Kevin De Bruyne plays for Belgium after the defeat to Italy – Photo: DIRK WAEM / AFP

– With all due respect, we are only Belgium. We have a new generation, but we’re missing several high-profile players like Eden (Hazard) and Romelu (Lukaku) – said De Bruyne in an interview with RTL Sport, citing two of Belgium’s top players coming out of Match Three. place.

We have to be realistic with the team we have. Italy and France have 22 players at the top. We don’t have that many big players.

– Kevin De Bruyne

The modern “Belgian generation” put the team among the best teams in the world in recent years, reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, when Brazil was eliminated in the quarter-finals; then to the European Cup quarter-finals, which were eliminated by Italy, which later won the title; And, in the League of Nations, the semi-final match with a taste of disappointment, after opening 2-0 over France and Take the role in the second half.

The best results for the Belgian national team in history are still the 1980 UEFA Vice Championship and the Olympic gold medal in Antwerp in 1920. To take Belgium to “another level”, De Bruyne knows what he needs:

We must now get results against the big teams – in a nutshell.

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