DISCUSSION.  What do you think the Red Devils should work on if they want to make something of it in Qatar?

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“It was not good”, Kevin De Bruyne concluded on Wednesday evening after their meager match against Canada, which they could only narrowly win. “I thought we had the wrong way of building up in the first half, we didn’t find the space while the space was there. We adjusted that during the break, after which it was slightly better. Although it was still not good enough as a team”, he said about the difficulty the Belgians had in playing football under the pressure of Canada.

He also revisited his discussion with Toby Alderweireld in front of the cameras. “I think there was more space than was seen and I thought we were looking for the long ball too much while there was room to get through. Anyway, some discussion about the way of playing is no problem”, he did not seem to take it too seriously.

“We do know what needs to change. In the end, this (the way of playing, edit) wasn’t the most important thing either. We weren’t good enough, but the fighting spirit was good. That’s something we’ve always had, but also a minimum requirement. If it doesn’t work, you can still win. We need to learn from this and also be realistic. It has to be better, including myself.”

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What do you think the Red Devils should work on if they want to make something of it in Qatar?

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