After their painful victory against Canada on Wednesday, the Red Devils received criticism from the international press for their debut at the World Cup. And the newspaper l’Équipe was not kind to our national team in its post-match bulletins, averaging 4.6/10 for the whole team.
If Courtois is the only fiend to emerge with a score of 7/10, French daily Yannick Carrasco didn’t spare, listing him at 2/10. “His first period was a shipwreck,” they wrote. At the start of the corner that led to the penalty and then the penalty itself (9th), he was constantly taken behind his back, he never agreed with Vertonghen to close the spaces and offered absolutely nothing on the plan offensive. »
The same chorus for Kevin De Bruyne, unrecognizable according to the Team, who inherits a low score of 4/10: “We barely recognized him. Body language full of tiredness and annoyance, and not just body language, as he had words with Martinez and Vertonghen instead of celebrating Batshuayi’s goal. He completely forgot about Tielemans (19th) and made the wrong choices. Better late in the game when he had space and more speed around him. »