The No 1 ranked nation suffered disappointment on the UEFA Nations League finals final week, dropping 3-2 within the semi-finals to France and have been then crushed 2-1 by Italy within the third-place play-off.
Roberto Martinez’s present facet are Belgium’s so-called Golden Technology with the likes of De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden and Thorgan Hazard and Thibaut Courtois however they’re but to win a serious trophy.
Kevin De Bruyne (proper) believes that Belgium doesn’t have the wealth of expertise that France, Italy and Spain possess
France have been topped UEFA Nations League 2020-21 champions after beating Spain on Sunday
Manchester Metropolis midfielder De Bruyne, who was launched off the bench in opposition to European champions Italy on Sunday, has insisted that Belgium doesn’t have ’22 high gamers’ at their disposal like France, Italy and Spain.
‘We did properly at occasions in opposition to some high groups and had many new faces who did greater than an honest job right this moment,’ he instructed HLN.
‘It is good expertise for them to have the ability to play in opposition to opponents of this calibre, however sadly we misplaced twice.
European champions Italy beat Belgium 2-1 within the third-place play-off on the identical day
Spain have been narrowly crushed by France within the Nations League remaining in Milan as they misplaced 2-1
‘With all due respect, taking part in in opposition to Estonia isn’t the identical factor and these challenges are mandatory for us to develop, each as people and as a workforce.
‘With all due respect, we’re simply Belgium. It is a new era, we have been lacking Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard right this moment, so we have now to be life like concerning the workforce we have now. Italy, France and Spain have 22 high gamers to select from and we don’t.’
Belgium crashed out of Euro 2020 to eventual winners Italy on the quarter-final stage earlier this yr whereas they beat England within the World Cup third-place play-off match three years in the past.