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Captain Kompany Hails Wilmots, Hazard and Belgian Spirit
Tribal Football , October 18th, 2012 1:04PM

TAGS:  belgium, world cup 2014


Belgium, which cruised to a 2-0 victory at home to Scotland in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, has emerged as one of the world’s hottest teams in recent months. In fact, the Red Devils are so strong in midfield, that after a poor defensive showing against Serbia last week, Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who has been lauded in the English press, lost his place in the starting lineup against the Scots.

“We’ve got five or six players who can play around those positions and there are none of them who can fault for effort, quality and talent,” Belgium captain Vincent Kompany said, adding that manager Marc Wilmots was “brave” to keep Hazard out of the starting lineup. Even so, he said, “Eden had the perfect attitude, the perfect response, and it just shows why he is such a big player.”

Kompany, who is also captain of his club Manchester City, hailed Belgium’s team spirit. “I can tell you one thing, and this is the great thing about this team, no matter how many good players we’ve got, the team spirit is unbelievable. We are like a family. ... It’s all about whoever is on the field just giving everything. ... It’s really a joy to be with this national team.”  

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