Belgium‘s ‘golden generation’ are effectively having their last dance, and unfortunately, they aren’t going out the ‘swan song’ route.
Their World Cup opener against Canada ended in a 1-0 victory but far from a convincing one, as the Red Devils rode their luck at times.
However, even fortune couldn’t save Belgium’s blushes against Morocco, as Kevin De Bruyne and co held a 2-0 defeat to the Atlas Lions.
A day after De Bruyne claimed that Belgium were ‘too old’ to win the World Cup, Belgium proved that they were indeed too old.
Lacking any form of cohesion or even a solid game plan, they were dominated by the Moroccans for the majority of the game.
And as if their state wasn’t already disappointing enough, the 1st goal came through a howler by usually brilliant Thibaut Courtois.
The Belgians looked poor up top in particular, with Michy Batshuayi deputizing for the injured Romelu Lukaku.
The Inter Milan striker managed to make the bench for Roberto Martinez’s side and eventually came in the 81st minute.
Prior to his introduction, Lukaku looked far too keen to get involved, as he hung around by the sidelines and often gave his suggestions to his teammates.
His most notable attempt came in the 65th minute, as Lukaku approached an exhausted Kevin De Bruyne before a throw-in.
He whispered something into the midfielder’s ear, and by the looks of it, De Bruyne was having none of it.
Ball held by the side, disinterest on the face, and exhaustion overall. We’re no body language experts, but he clearly looked in no mood.
Fans online were baffled by the striker’s attempt, and many just chalked it off to him trying to feel included.
The picture became another addition to a catalogue of classic Lukaku moments, the Chelsea loanee seems to enjoy telling people things without being asked to do so at all.
His unprompted chat with Ronaldo is still the funniest of the lot, just watch Ronnie’s head go up in exasperation.
It’s Croatia up next for the Red Devils in a ‘do or die’ scenario giving Lukaku a chance to do his talking on the pitch.