Kevin De Bruyne makes bold statement about Belgium and their World Cup chances

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Many football fans believe that Belgium have all the talent to go all the way and achieve glory in Qatar. 

Their 2018 run when they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual champions France, was scintillating, as the likes of De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku shone for the Red Devils.

But there wasn’t much cause for optimism from their star man De Bruyne when he spoke to Eurosport yesterday, saying he thinks his team are past their pomp and they don’t have much chance of winning this winter’s tournament. 

I think our chance was 2018. We have a good team, but it is ageing. We lost some key players. We have some good new players coming, but they are not at the level other players were in 2018. I see us more as outsiders.”

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De Bruyne turned 31 in June and Hazard will be 32 in January, the latter nowhere near the level he was playing at in Russia four years ago owing to some horrible injuries he’s picked up since his move to Real Madrid in 2019.

It’s a shame to see such a talented squad like Belgium’s age, with Roberto Martinez’s side possessing the 5th oldest squad at the World Cup with an average age of 27.8 and De Bruyne’s words ringing true as their World Cup hopes now rest on their group’s final matchday.

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