09:31  +04,  July 11, 2018

Jose Mourinho: Belgium kept hiding on the biggest stage, but Pogba was mature

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho shared his feelings following French-Belgium clash at 2018 World Cup semifinals.

“More space for France to counterattack, more initiative from Belgium. But I think the Belgium players they go home with a bad feeling. A feeling that we could do more and better, a feeling that probably Hazard was out of it, because he tried absolutely everything. Many of the other players they kept hiding, and a little bit more in the last 20-25 minutes. But they are much better than that. And for me, big occasions, big players, and many of the players they were not there in the big occasion.

France was good at the basic things of the game. They defended well, the were compact. They scored a goal that probably is Fellaini is the last man to touch it but the they score and they try to control the game which basically they did.

I think a very good performance by Pogba, Pogba was mature, we played with maturity when he had, to hold position and keep control of the play he did,” RT reported quoting Mourinho. 

As reported earlier, French squad won 1-0 Belgium thanks to Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti’s goal.

England-Croatia clash is slated for July 11, 10pm Yerevan time.

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