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Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Some People In Belgium Want To See Me Fail - Romelu Lukaku

Some People In Belgium Want To See Me Fail - Romelu Lukaku

No matter what outside observers believed, this wasn't a cakewalk for Belgium.

Lukaku scored two goals, one in the 69th minute and another in the 75th, in the 3-0 victory, and Hazard said that he hopes Lukaku understands the impact he can have for his team. It was important, it was a moral blow to the opponent, and we steel ourselves, began to control the match. At half-time, I told him we needed him.

Belgium won 3-0 over Panama on Monday through a Romelu Lukaku double and Dries Mertens. Belgium is unbeaten in its last 10 group stage matches, dating back to a loss to Saudi Arabia in the 1994 tournament. The odds are +250 on Tunisia to avoid the loss against Belgium, while the Eagles of Carthage are +900 underdogs to qualify for the knock-out phase.

He is now at the very top of his game, with a World Cup 2018 adventure with Belgium allowing him to chase down major honours while working with France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry - a boyhood hero of his.

"The first half was a little bit slow".

"Any sort of negative word between the players is not a type of attitude that we have", Martinez said.

Belgium's players celebrate their second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 18, 2018. Hazard noted that, "People said Belgium would win every game but it's not simple". We want to improve, we need to improve.

What also emerged in the second half against Panama was the versatility of Belgium's lineup.

The first goal helped us to finally get together.

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That public dressing down fuelled talk of discord in the camp outside Moscow, where Martinez gave his players Wednesday off following their exertions on the humid Black Sea coast before they face Tunisia on Sunday and England next Thursday. "We need to do it. ... I have to play football in a different way than you, but you have this big strength, the talent - you have everything'".

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