Belgium: 'This generation is ready' — Belgium coach Roberto Martinez ahead of World Cup

Belgium national team head coach Roberto Martinez spoke about the readiness of Belgium's World Cup squad ahead of the tournament, and his feelings on being the national team coach, in an interview on The Stan Collymore Show on RT, on April 18. Martinez said that the preparation process had gotten underway «well before» the team knew it had qualified for the World Cup. Highlighting that... Еще preparation work is an ongoing process, he said that any team, including the Belgian squad, would have set about preparing for the next World Cup right at the end of the last one. The coach expressed his satisfaction with the preparations of his team, despite admitting that «a very tough part of it» was that some Belgian players would miss out on selection for the upcoming tournament. Asked whether he was excited to be coach of Belgium's national team, Martinez answered that the most captivating thing was to be involved in a World Cup, since it evoked childhood memories of famous moments in previous tournaments. He pointed out the pressure and the responsibility that falls on his team who stand third in the FIFA World Rankings. «In Belgium you can understand the expectations and we want that to be almost a stimulation rather than being an added pressure,» he said. «I feel that this generation is ready to do that,» he added.

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