Martinez leaves Belgium after contract expires

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Roberto Martinez ends up taking charge of the Belgian national team. surely After being eliminated from the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar While his contract has expired and do not intend to sign any further.

Spaniard Roberto Martinez has confirmed that he has stepped down as manager of the Belgium national team . His contract expires at the end of the 2022 World Cup. After the team’s disappointing elimination at the UFABET group stage with a 0-0 goalless draw with Croatia in the final Group F match on Thursday on December 1 last.

Martinez leaves Belgium after contract expires

The 49-year-old boss brought the Red Devils of Europe. Finished third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 last year. But in the tournament in Qatar, he led the team to a 1-0 win over Canada on his debut. As for the second match, they lost 0-2 to Morocco and came to collect only one point against checkers in the last match. Resulting in only 4 points and ranked third. Had to end the route earlier than expected

“This is the last game for my national team. I can’t go on,’ said Martinez, who has been in charge since 2016 and his contract expires at the end of the tournament. Said at the press conference after the game, “It’s time for me to accept that this is the last game. no matter what Whether we are world champions or eliminated from the group stage It has nothing to do with getting out of the group stage. I had in mind that since 2018 I had a lot of opportunities to move on to take up club work. But I want loyalty. I’m not resigning, but my contract is over.”

At the same time, the former Everton head coach also admitted that despite being disappointed in the game against Morocco. His team played themselves. And played very well with opponents. In the first two games, the team was not themselves. If the team can qualify Everyone will see the real Belgium. And there should be a fun competition in the next round 

For Martinez took over the Belgian national team in early August 2016 after being hit by the Blue Toffees. dismissed from the previous position By taking charge of a total of 80 matches, with a record of 56 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. European Red Devils Win a trophy