Tensions in Belgium World Cup 2022 Camp As Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen Involved in Huge Clash

Tensions in Belgium World Cup 2022 Camp As Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen Involved in Huge Clash

  • Belgium's World Cup squad seems to have reached a breaking point, with reports indicating that its top stars clashed after the humiliation by Morocco
  • Roberto Martinez's side were outclassed by Morocco, leading to a huge confrontation between its captain pool of De Bruyne, Hazard Vertonghen
  • This comes at a time when they are preparing to face Croatia in a must-win tie for the number two ranked nation by FIFA

Belgium's defeat to Morocco appears to have opened a can of worms, with big stars reported to have had a huge confrontation in the dressing room.

The 2018 semi-finalists fell to a shock 2-0 defeat to the African giants, leaving their chances of progression to the next stage in limbo. They will now have to beat Croatia in their final group game to progress.

Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen, Belgium, World Cup 2022
Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Jan Vertonghen in a past training session for Belgium. Photo by Jimmy Bolcina.
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Before the game against Morocco, star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne gave controversial remarks where he opined the Belgian squad is too old to win the World Cup.

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The comments rubbed off Jan Vertonghen the wrong way, with the Anderlecht defender responding that Belgium's chances were doomed because its attack was too slow.

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Tension within the Belgium squad

According to fresh reports, the situation escalated with De Bruyne, Vertonghen and captain Eden Hazard involved in an altercation in the dressing room at the Al Thumama Stadium.

RTL Sport reports that Romelu Lukaku had to step in to quell tensions in the dressing room. Belgium's golden generation has faded over the years, with only De Bruyne remaining in peak condition.

De Bruyne's attitude

The Manchester City star has been slammed by Belgium media with his attitude in the international team set-up questioned. Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kevin De Bruyne had made a brutal comparison between the level of players his national team and club have.

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De Bruyne expressed his frustration with his Belgium teammates as the Red Devils launch a final attempt to win something with their Golden Generation.

The Manchester City midfielder argued that he could not play the same way he does for his club as the players in the national team set-up are different.

Roberto Martinez's side team harmony will be under intense scrutiny when they face Croatia. Croatia could do with a draw, while the Red Devils desperately need to win to remain in contention.

Source: SportsBrief.com