First scorer of the evening against the Blues on Thursday evening, Yannick Carrasco inevitably had difficulty digesting the Belgian defeat … evoking a “bitter taste”.
Since the 2018 World Cup, a clash between Belgium and France in the last four of a major competition necessarily looks like revenge. This was the case on Thursday evening, in Turin, on the sidelines of the Nations League semi-final. A spectacular match, which ended with a French victory (3-2).
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Led to the score at the break (2-0) by superior Red Devils and logically rewarded with goals from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku, Didier Deschamps’ men found the words to come back with better intentions in the second half. Transfigured, the Blues literally overthrew their evening opponent and won at the end of a match that will be remembered. Belgian first scorer, Yannick Carrasco, for his part, had a lot of regrets.
“You have to know how to win and you have to know how to lose”
“We had the game in hand in the first half. We then said to ourselves that we had to control. But they pushed and scored. Afterwards, we backed up too much, we didn’t go out, we lost the second duels. and that gave them confidence. They were able to score from the penalty spot “, first analyzed the former AS Monaco, at the microphone of RTL-TVI.
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The midfielder of Atlético de Madrid then delivered a speech under the sign of fair play, contrasting moreover with the new rivalry between the two selections. “They put on another intensity of play in the second half. There was perhaps fatigue among some players. We have a bitter taste to have lost. But it’s our job, you have to know how to win and you have to know how to lose “, concluded the Belgian player, a handsome player. On Sunday (3:00 p.m.), Belgium will face Italy in the match for third place.