De Bruyne surprises and says he doesn’t believe in World Cup champion Belgium: ‘No way, we’re old’

Kevin de Bruyne believes Belgium’s chance to win the World Cup was in 2018


Kevin De Bruyne threw a bucket of cold water on the Belgian fans’ dream of winning the world Cup in Qatar. In an interview with the English newspaper The Guardianthe sock manchester city surprised with a very sincere answer when asked about the chance of Belgium lift the trophy.

“No way, we’re too old,” said De Bruyne.

One of the remnants of the ‘great Belgian generation’, the 31-year-old midfielder believes that the team missed the chance to win the Cup in 2018. In Russia, the Belgium reached the semifinals, but was eliminated by the France when losing 1-0

“I think our chance was in 2018. We have a good team, but it’s older, we’ve lost some key players. We have good new players, but they’re not at the same level as we had in 2018. I don’t see the difference. Belgium in this race (for the title), I see running on the outside”, commented the number 7.

Regarding the team that lost to Francein 2018, two main players are not with the Belgium in Qatar: Kompany and Dembele. The defender retired from the lawns in 2020, while the midfielder is 35 years old and plays for Guangzhou City, China.

After having won the Canadaby 1 to 0, to Belgium returns to the field this Sunday (27), against Moroccoat 10 am (Brasília time), for the second round of Group F.

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