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After losing to Belgium in his debut in Qatar 2022, the Canadian coach talked about his squad’s next game and revealed what he said to the squad ahead of the match against Croatia.

Herdman left a curious phrase after losing to Belgium
© Getty ImagesHerdman left a curious phrase after losing to Belgium

Canada He debuted in his second World Cup with a loss. The North American team was in charge of closing the day on Wednesday in Qatar 2022 facing Belgium and, despite fighting against their European simile, a penalty that covered them Thibaut Courtois and a Belgian goal at 44′ condemned them to a debut with a fall for the minimum count.

Les rouges, with zero points, fell to the bottom of Group F and are bound to win if they are to keep their dream of reaching the round of 16 alive. His next rival will be Croatia and it was to that confrontation that the Canadian coach, the British, pointed john herdman, after the game. Although with a phrase that perhaps should have been inside the dressing room.

“I told them (the squad) that they belong in this tournament and that now we are going to go and take Croatia. It’s that simple and simple,” the coach told the media after the debut with defeat. Herdman will meet the Croats, who come from a goalless draw against Morocco this Sunday.

Beyond the unwise statement that quickly spread through social networks, the coach also commented that his cast showed “that we deserve to be here. Our fans have also tried to win the battle; we can leave proud of what we have done. We are a football nation”.

“We had some objectives that we have not been able to achieve. The group stage is completely open after the result between Morocco and Croatia. After a match like this I have told my players that I am very proud of what they have done. We must continue united”, continued the British.

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