Superstar Kevin de Bruyne disappointed in Belgium’s narrow 1-0 win against outsiders Canada – and was still named “Man of the Match”. Which visibly surprised the Manchester City midfielder.
“I didn’t play well and I don’t know why I got the trophy,” said De Bruyne. His guess: “Maybe because of my name.” “We have to do better” At Belgium’s start in the World Cup, only the result was right. The 1-0 win over Canada marked an important step towards the round of 16, but the way in which success came about does not suggest a similar run of success as 2018. At that time, the “Red Devils” were third. “We got the points, that counts, but we have to be realistic,” says De Bruyne. “We have to do better. Including me.”