2018 team better than previous World Cup edition: Belgium’s Witsel

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Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Belgium’s midfielder Axel Witsel on Friday said his team have performed much better at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia than at the previous competition in Brazil.

After prevailing 3-0 over Panama in their World Cup debut June 18, Belgium is set to take on Tunisia in the Red Devils second Group G match on Saturday, reported Efe.

“We are much more experienced now than in Brazil. Three quarters of the team have been playing together for years now. That helped us to control the start of the tournament, allowed us to stay calm and score three goals against Panama,” Witsel said during a press conference at Spartak Stadium here.

The 29-year-old Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian player added that the Red Devils’ upcoming match was not going to be easy because their Tunisian opponent will be fighting for a chance to qualify for the last 16 knockout round.

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Witsel stressed that despite the outcome of the match against Panama, he could have performed better.

Belgium leads Group G with 3 points on goal differential ahead of England, followed by Tunisia and Panama.

–IANS

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