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Posté le: Dim 15 Juil - 06:29 (2018) Sujet du message: Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium show England what they lack
Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium show England what they lack
แทง บอลEngland were the World Cup's set-piece kings but their third-place play-off defeat to Belgium was a reminder of what they lack .England will leave Russia with their heads held high after a World Cup campaign which captivated the country and reignited enthusiasm for the national team, but when Gareth Southgate sits down to assess where his side can improve, there is one area which will jump out at him.
England's creativity issues were obscured for much of the tournament. Southgate's side were not scoring from open play but what did it matter when they were so potent from set pieces? It was only when the opposition became tougher that it became problematic. In Saturday's third-place play-off, the contrast with Belgium was stark.
แทง บอล Roberto Martinez's side picked England apart repeatedly in Saint Petersburg, with Kevin De Bruyne the orchestrator. He notched an assist when he released Eden Hazard for Belgium's second goal, but he could easily have had more if not for Romelu Lukaku's wastefulness.
Twice De Bruyne split England's defence with eye-of-the-needle passes to put Lukaku through on goal, and twice the Manchester United striker failed to get the ball under control. It was frustrating for Belgium, but whether it was finding the final pass or constructing counter-attacks from deep, De Bruyne's vision and execution were close to perfect.
England did have moments of their own from open play, with Marcus Rashford and Eric Dier combining to put the latter through on goal at one point and Ruben Loftus-Cheek showing flashes of inspiration at others, but they leave Russia having managed just 10 shots แทง บอล on target from open play across seven games.