Time is clearly running out for Belgium’s golden generation, Jordan Lukaku has said. He recently revealed that he and his teammates still regret the loss to France at the semi-final stage of the 2018 World Cup.
According to him, he wasn’t shocked with how Belgium beat Brazil 3 years ago, and even France had to set up to stop the Red Devils instead of playing their own style of football.
He added that Belgium knows they have a good team, but trophies are needed to make it a great team.
His words, “Everybody is still upset about losing to France at the World Cup.”
“I wasn’t surprised we beat Brazil, but I felt like France set up to stop us rather than go toe-to-toe with us. Of course, they had world-class players.”
“We know we are good and can be great, but we need to go out and prove it by winning a title. If we had beaten France, I think we would have won (the World Cup), so it is a regret.”
“You know that people are counting on you and it is a kind of pressure, but the term ‘golden generation’ comes more from fans and media. There might be more on this one now as the time may be running out on this group.”
On the team, “Eden has so much ability. He leads the team without saying too much, he’s a technical or silent leader.”
“He can carry a team on his back like he did at Chelsea and he did it with the national team. It was incredible.”
“Kevin [De Bruyne] is like that too. I have known about him for a long time because my brother has been facing him since a long time ago in the youth leagues in Belgium. I played against Kevin and he was just amazing.”
On Romelu Lukaku, “When we were kids we were competitive against each other.”
“It is really special because my brother broke through and I had an opportunity to play for the first team after that. It’s a relief when you make it after so many years.”
“We also wanted to help out our parents as we weren’t doing financially well in our family as kids. It was rough so we were motivated for more. It’s not normal to have two from a family make it.”
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