There was always a boost after a defeat. But not this time… For the first time, the Red Devils lost in two consecutive games in the Roberto Martinez era.
The list of loss matches under Roberto Martinez is limited in any case.
For today the counter stood at six pieces. These were invariably followed by a positive result. But after the sacrifice last Thursday against France, it did not come against Italy today.
The last time the Red Devils lost twice in a row dates back to… the debut match of Roberto Martinez on September 1, 2016. Then the Belgians lost 0-2 in an exhibition game against Spain, after having been defeated by 3- 1 were eliminated by Wales under Marc Wilmots.
Charles De Ketelaere also prevented a negative statistic with his honour-saver. It has been since the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup against France that our national team did not score.