For four years, it is little to say that the work of Roberto Martinez at the head of the Red Devils is good, even very good. One point, however, needs improvement according to several observers of the Belgian national football team: its communication, considered too “diplomatic”.
Belgium won (1-2) in Iceland on Wednesday in the League of Nations. At the microphone of RTBF, Roberto Martinez said he appreciated the “perfect reaction” of the Red Devils after the defeat in England. “It’s not really easy to come to Iceland. The pitch wasn’t that good. I’m not looking for an excuse either. The intensity and focus was there, it was a solid performance and the reaction. perfect after the defeat in England “.
Words and a “diplomatic” communication that are beginning to annoy some observers of the national team. Marc Degryse, former glory of Belgian football and now consultant in Flanders, first: “I think he’s a great coach, he has been working well for four years, I want to stress it. But to be so proud after this match … He could at least say that our national team is capable of better, “said the former player from Bruges and Anderlecht on the set of a program of the Dutch-speaking channel VTM. “It’s getting worse and worse. He exaggerates the positive, he goes further and further.”
Same story for Jan Mulder, legend of the RSCA also invited: “If you have not seen the match and have to get an idea with regard to the speech given, you have the impression of having delivered a phenomenal match against the Brazil of Neymar … “.