Belgian head coach, Roberto Martinez has reacted to his side’s 1-0 victory over England in their final Group G game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup played on Thursday night.
A brilliant strike from Adnan Januzaj secured the win for Belgium, who finished top of the group on nine points, three points ahead of second place England.
But Martinez stated that his side were deserving of their win against the Three Lions because they gave a good performance.
“The victory against England is a consequence of a very good performance. You cannot plan the ideal scenario, you’ve seen big nations already eliminated,” Martinez said in his post-match press conference.
He added, “We need to look at ourselves, we are a stronger group than we were before the game. We’re facing Japan, we’ve got to be ready for it.”
Martinez’s men will face Japan in the round of 16 on Monday.