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Didier Drogba sends message to Man United star Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku celebrates his second goal against Panama in Belgium's first World Cup Game of the 2018 tournament Lukaku celebrates his second goal against Panama in Belgium's first World Cup game of the 2018 tournament Credit AP /Matthias Schrader
Rita Gibson | 27 June, 2018, 19:42

Belgium scored freely via braces by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, as well as a late goal by Michy Batshuayi, but were less impressive at the back. "We need to keep winning, keep that momentum going".

Martinez admitted that he likely bench any players who are a doubt for what will now be a bit of a dead rubber fixture for them, rounding off the interview by saying: "There will be major changes against England".

The Red Devils now boast one of the most talented lineups in their history, featuring players who turn out for some of the biggest clubs in the world.

The Spaniard's predecessor Marc Wilmots, whose Belgian record five goals in World Cups Lukaku has now equalled, struggled to fill a regular centre-forward berth for Belgium.

If Belgium are to emulate their French neighbours, they are looking for help from assistant coach Thierry Henry, France's top scorer when they won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

"The World Cup doesn't respect generations".

His hard work was rewarded with two first-half goals, the first calmly taken after Dries Mertens dispossessed a defender then put him through in the box.

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'It's easy to play with Lukaku - pass him the ball and he scores every time.

While commentating on the 5-2 win over Tunisia, Chris Sutton said that - if he was English - Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele would start for England despite only appearing for 16 minutes in the tournament so far.

On day 10 of the World Cup, there was a growing sense of relief from Belgium fans that their side could go all the way and win the tournament.

He did look bright, getting himself on the scoresheet in the process but his finishing overall proved erratic as he spurned a number of good chances that came his way, including one he worked entirely himself through some gorgeous footwork.

The former Wigan and Everton boss was understandably pleased with the whole team's showing, too, but said they can play even better.

"The reality now is that we are qualified and in a tournament like the World Cup you're only as good as the 23 players in your squad".

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