Didier Drogba: Romelu Lukaku has room for improvement

27 June, 2018, 19:41 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Lukaku celebrates his second goal against Panama in Belgium's first World Cup Game of the 2018 tournament

"We need to look after every individual in order to be as strong as we can for the knockout phases", he said.

Given that a second-place finish could give England an easier run to the final, don't be surprised to see Gareth Southgate's side leaving a few late tackles on Belgium's players during Thursday evening's match.

Tunisia hit back two minutes later with a Dylan Bronn header as Belgium's own sometimes shaky defending was exposed but another misplaced Tunisian pass enabled Thomas Meunier to feed his goal-hungry striker as Lukaku clipped in to make it 3-1 in stoppage time.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld added that while confidence is high in the Belgium camp, there is also plenty of respect for England's performances. "His role is of someone who can score goals", said Martinez shortly after the final whistle in Moscow.

He's tied with Cristiano Ronaldo as the leading scorer in the World Cup.

"I think his role now with the national team has become that".

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Captain Eden Hazard suffered a minor calf injury in their last fixture but was present at Tuesdays training.

The Red Devils now boast one of the most talented lineups in their history, featuring players who turn out for some of the biggest clubs in the world. Michy Batshuayi, who came on for the last 20 minutes and scored, could cover for him. 'We conceded two, but we can improve on that.

Martinez, 44, who spent his playing career in England's lower divisions, has spoken before of self-doubt that held back France before they won the 1998 World Cup or Spain before the Euro 2008 triumph which paved the way for their 2010 World Cup success.

"The World Cup only respects winning teams", he said.

"He will tell you, he's not here to be the top goalscorer in the World Cup", Martinez told the Guardian.

With both teams already certain of qualification, the only issue to be settled is who, when and where they play in the next round, with Group G's victor meeting Group H's runner-up in Rostov on July 2 and the Group G's second-placed team playing Group H's top team in Moscow a day later.

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