Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kev's Martinez Praise for Uniting Red Devils

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kev's Martinez Praise for Uniting Red Devils

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KEVIN de Bruyne has praised Belgium boss Roberto Martinez for instilling the belief in his team that they can win the World Cup.

The City midfielder will be a key weapon as Belgium bid for a place in their first final tonight night when they take on France in St Petersburg.

And De Bruyne has nothing but praise for the Red Devils' team boss. He said: "I think he has built on the potential of the team.

"This team have been playing together for seven or eight years and I think he has brought us tighter together with more belief in winning it.

"Maybe in the other two - the (last) World Cup and the European Championship, some players did not have the belief yet of winning it."

Former Wigan boss Martinez said he has no fears about his players being able to raise themselves back to the heights which saw them sink Brazil in the quarter-final. …

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