Friday, 22nd September 2023

Roberto Martinez

9 Jan
Roberto Martinez was named as the new coach of Portugal on Monday, having stepped down as Belgium coach after their elimination from the World Cup in Qatar in the group stage. The 49-year-old Spaniard takes over from Fernando Santos and the most pressing issue in his in-tray will be to clarify the situation of skipper…
5 Nov 2021
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said on Friday forward Romelu Lukaku will miss next week's World Cup qualifiers with an ankle injury, with the Red Devils only two points away from clinching qualification for Qatar.
28 Jun 2021
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will both undergo scans on Monday to diagnose the extent of their injuries suffered in Sunday's 1-0 win over Portugal at Euro 2020.
16 Jun 2021
Roberto Martinez said Wednesday that Belgium's Euro 2020 match with Denmark won't be the same without Christian Eriksen on the pitch as he recovers from his dramatic mid-match collapse.
27 Mar 2021
Romelu Lukaku's 59th international goal was only enough for Belgium to secure a 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Portugal blew a two-goal lead to be held by Serbia.
10 Sep 2019
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has hailed Kevin De Bruyne as “the best playmaker in the world” after he scored one goal and set up three more in their 4-0 win over Scotland.
17 Oct 2018
France let their opponents do the hard work on their way to winning the World Cup, running less than most teams and enjoying less than 50 per cent possession...
14 Oct 2018
Thierry Henry has "everything" needed to become a good manager, France coach and former international teammate Didier Deschamps said of the newly-named Monaco coach. "Thierry's ready," Deschamps told TF1. "He has everything" to be a good coach. "He's throwing himself into an exciting, exhilarating project where he'll have to take responsibility. It'll be up to…
10 Jul 2018
Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium's 'golden generation' to another bitter disappointment.
9 Jul 2018
Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russia, manager Roberto Martinez has said.
8 Jul 2018
Roberto Martinez has emphatically silenced those who doubted whether he was the right man to lead Belgium's "golden generation" in their bid for World Cup glory following his struggles with Premier League club Everton.
6 Jul 2018
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said Thursday he was excited by the challenge of facing the most famous yellow shirts in football but underlined the gulf in World Cup pedigree between the two sides.


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