Belgium defeats Hungary at Euro 2016
By admin - 2016-08-14 14:20:44

Belgium defeated Hungary in a four goal shutout in the round of 16 at Euro 2016 France.

Captain Eden Hazard led the team on the night. He scored a goal and was named man of the match.

“I told Eden [Hazard] that I wanted him to score a goal by cutting inside. He hadn’t been getting close enough to the goal and he needs to have fun when he’s out on the pitch. A captain can’t always do his talking with his mouth, sometimes you have to do your talking with your feet and that’s what he did today, ” remarked Marc Wilmots, head coach of Belgium.

With the absence of world class defender and captain, Vincent Kompany, Belgium could barely afford to lose defender, Thomas Vermaelen, but he was suspended on yellow card accumulation.

“I think [the suspension] will allow Thomas [Vermaelen] to have a good break. He has been excellent in four games; I’m losing an excellent defender but could he have done it again five days later? We will deal with his absence and hopefully we will get to the semi-finals and he can come back,” said Wilmots of the loss.

Belgium will now move into the quarterfinals and face Wales in Lille, France.

“If we had a 150,000 [seat stadium] we could fill it. It’s very near the border and Eden Hazard especially wanted to play in Lille, that’s why he played so well tonight! Wales are a strong side, not just with Gareth Bale but many others beside,” continued Wilmots.