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‘We should give Belgium a bye to the quarters or semis!’: Roy Keane hails Roberto Martinez’s side

Roy Keane was filled with reward for Belgium after their 3-0 win over Russia and believes Roberto Martinez’s facet will cruise by means of to the latter levels of Euro 2020.

Romelu Lukaku opened and closed the scoring, with Thomas Meunier netting in between, because the primary ranked facet on the planet put Russia to the sword in St Petersburg.

Belgium subsequent face Denmark on Thursday earlier than ending the group levels in opposition to Finland, and Keane is assured there may be little to journey them up within the early rounds of the event. 

Roy Keane hailed Belgium and backed Roberto Martinez's side for a deep run at Euro 2020

Roy Keane hailed Belgium and backed Roberto Martinez's side for a deep run at Euro 2020

Roy Keane hailed Belgium and backed Roberto Martinez’s facet for a deep run at Euro 2020

Belgium cruised past Russia in St Petersburg to win 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice

Belgium cruised past Russia in St Petersburg to win 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice

Belgium cruised previous Russia in St Petersburg to win 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice

‘We talked about about query marks about Belgium’s again three however they’ve executed this each sport,’ Keane mentioned on ITV.

‘We ought to give them a bye to the quarters or the semi-finals. When I take a look at Belgium, significantly going ahead, high quality is the phrase that springs to thoughts.’

Russia managed simply 5 photographs within the match, and even with out the injured Kevin De Bruyne Belgium have been by far the higher facet all through.

Patrick Vieira still feels Belgium have questions to answer about their defensive ability

Patrick Vieira still feels Belgium have questions to answer about their defensive ability

Patrick Vieira nonetheless feels Belgium have inquiries to reply about their defensive capacity

However, Patrick Vieira felt there was little or no to take from the efficiency as Belgium’s largest weak point was not put below strain.  

‘We did not get so many solutions in regards to the Belgium group tonight,’ Vieira mentioned.

‘They’ve obtained a striker who scores plenty of targets. The query was ‘can they defend effectively’ and we did not get the reply.’

Lukaku’s brace means he has now been instantly concerned in 26 targets in his final 19 appearances for Belgium, with 22 of these targets he has scored himself.

Lukaku's brace took him to 62 goals for Belgium and he dedicated the first to Christian Eriksen

Lukaku's brace took him to 62 goals for Belgium and he dedicated the first to Christian Eriksen

Lukaku’s brace took him to 62 targets for Belgium and he devoted the primary to Christian Eriksen

The 28-year-old, who devoted his first purpose to Christian Eriksen, has netted 62 occasions for his nation, and Ian Wright believes the striker is nice sufficient to assist Belgium lastly dwell as much as expectations. 

‘Lukaku has obtained a group the place every thing funnels by means of him, Wright mentioned.

‘When you get the type of time on the ball that Russia gave to Belgium as we speak, you are going to get possibilities to attain.

‘The potential is limitless with Belgium. We’ve seen what they have going forwards and what they have coming again. When we see a greater group they are going to be examined.’

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