Romelu Lukaku: It’s now or never for Belgium’s golden generation

Romelu Lukaku: It’s now or never for Belgium’s golden generation

Romelu Lukaku: It’s now or never for Belgium’s golden generation

Lukaku netted two second half goals, but Hazard told the press, he had asked for more commitment from the powerful striker.

The former Everton and Wigan manager acknowledged that he understood the importance of the fixture for his Premier League players on his squad, but said it would be unprofessional of him if key players missed out in the latter stages. "We want to be a group that cares about each other and find a way to feed all the exceptional individual talent we have", said Martinez, who has spoken of his admiration for how Belgium's cultural and linguistic diversity also creates adaptable players.

The 24-year-old had six shots - more than any other player, and the most by a substitute in a World Cup match since Germany's Andre Schurrle fired in seven against Algeria in 2014.

It is a team that boasts the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois and Lukaku and one that has been heavily tipped to do well since 2014.

Lukaku added that a knock to his foot was "not going to be a big problem" for his participation in Belgium's last Group G game against England on Thursday.

"Obviously they have a good team".

Lukaku of course. Manchester United's no. 9 bagged his second straight brace to go level with Cristiano Ronaldo on four goals as leaders of the golden boot race.

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"It's just look at the next game, be calm and see what's going to happen". "There will be major changes against England".

Should they lose their final game against England, now on three, and pointless Panama somehow beat England and Tunisia, all three would have six points and the top two would be decided on goal difference.

Lukaku's second score was an absolute masterpiece.

"Rest? I think footballers always want to play".

Maintaining a winning momentum can be precious at the World Cup, the counter-argument that needs to be carefully considered by Martinez and England coach Gareth Southgate as they try to strike a balance.

Lukaku's performance vs Tunisia however caught the eye of many for more than one reason.

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. Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday had ensured that Germanywould be out in the event of a defeat, with a draw little better. "We have to wait for his ankle to be less swollen and keep our fingers crossed".

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