Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens and Dries Mertens scored 2 goals in the first half to help the Belgian host win 2-0. The empty hand on the Belgian field made England stop in the Nations League group stage. After 5 matches, Gareth Southgate’s teachers and students got 7 points.
Meanwhile, the Belgian team is full of opportunities to reach the semi-finals after this victory. They are taking the first place with 12 points.
England entered the encounter with Belgium without the strongest squad. They lacked many names like Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling.
However, the Belgian team proved sharper at the finishes. This is what makes the game different. At 10 and 23 minutes, Tielemans and Mertens continuously scored from outside the area.
Having 2 goals behind after 23 minutes, England tried to push up the team to find an equalizer in the remaining time. The star Harry Kane has played very hard. But the synergies in the last 1/3 of their field lack the sharpness to create a goal.
Belgium’s match against England is an opportunity for Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku. They are two excellent strikers of world football, to compete high and low.
And in this match, Lukaku has an assist for Tielemans to score. Opta pointed out that Inter Milan’s goalscorer had directly participated in 19 goals in the last 13 appearances of Belgium.
Failure to find a way into goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, England accepted 0-2 defeat. This defeat also raised a question for Southgate coaches about the currently applied 3-4-3 tactical scheme.
Harry Kane had a great finish in England. Striker Harry Kane scored consistently in their training session ahead of Iceland in the Nations League.
The Belgian striker started the starting pitch and scored the opening goal, while the opponent was only brought in after 66 minutes. However, in recent years, Lukaku and Kane have made significant progress in their careers. They scored many goals, and at the same time rose to become the best strikers in the world.
The England striker is becoming a clone of Teddy Sheringham, the former Tottenham and Manchester United star. Kane evolved to become a striker not only to score well, but also to create excellent assists.