Kevin De Bruyne criticises Belgium manager Roberto Martinez’s tactics as they struggle to a 3-3 draw against Mexico on Friday.
Belgium’s six-game winning streak ended in the friendly with El Tri as most were expecting that they will finish top of their World Cup qualifying group with a nine-point lead.
The 26-year-old believes that the national team’s set-up is all wrong and Martinez should find a solution as they prepare for the World Cup.
Belgium are made of stars such as De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Jan Vertonghen, and Thibaut Courtois so there were a lot of expectations from the team.
“Mexico were just tactically better. Their system made our five defenders sit deep and we were swimming in midfield – it was five against seven,”
“Look, we still put too much on our talents. As long as we don’t have a good tactical system, we will have difficulties against countries like Mexico. It’s a pity that we have not yet found a solution.
“Of course we play with a system that is in principle very defensive, but it is filled with many attacking players who want the ball.
“Then you have a bit of a problem, like against Mexico. It was a match in which we had very little possession and everyone in a system that doesn’t really fit. We now know that something must be changed against such teams.
“But eventually Martinez decides. I think the trainer has to find a solution so that we can avoid such situations as against Mexico in the future.”