He reassured the Red Devils by winning the last preparatory match for Euro 2020 against Croatia (1-0).
IIn response to a question in front of the RTBF microphone after the Devils’ victory over Croatia (1-0), Roberto Martinez justified the start of the complex match by his players: “We changed our whole way of playing without the ball, which took a short period of time, hence the difficulty we faced in entering To the game. Then we were able to adapt and we were able to hurt this Croatian team.”
Tactical changes allowing greater defensive flexibility in view of the Euro. “We wanted to show that we can defend in a different way. It gives us flexibility. Obviously it will depend on our opponent and the type of match, but it is important to be able to adapt very quickly in a competition like the Euro,” continued Martinez, who was very satisfied with the strength of his players.
“The big positive point of the meeting is that we were able to sharpen the intensity for 90 minutes. We did a good team job, and we had to wait extra time to see Thibaut Courtois make the save.”