Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said he is extremely proud of his national team’s superstars.
“I appreciated the love fans have shown towards this national team and Romelu in particular,” he told reporters. “He is a boy who has been very successful these last three seasons. He creates opportunities and scores a lot.
“I see him very disciplined, and during this international break he has displayed a lot of desire. Sometimes, I’m sad when I see that Romelu does not take advantage of his play on the pitch.”
It’s not a single player match, everyone contributed to this victory,” he said. “Kevin did indeed have a big influence, he was both active and patient.
“But Eden Hazard was also very important, taking responsibility, while Lukaku made the net shake twice.
“When I see how Thorgan Hazard is progressing – he was not even in the 23 at the beginning of my term – how Thomas Meunier held 90 minutes after Timothy Castagne’s match, I think we have plenty of options, and that’s fine.
“Do not forget the hard work of the three central defenders, who prevented Scotland from scoring against us.”
“My impression is that I saw over the 10 days that I’ve got a really good group of players who are really committed to their country,” Clarke said. “They want to get better and they want to improve.
“We were competitive in that game against the best team in the world, ranked number one, so there’s a lot of positives, but obviously we’re professionals and we don’t like to lose the game.”