Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has explained why he yelled at teammate Toby Alderweireld during Belgium’s undeserved 1-0 win against Canada on Wednesday.
He claimed it was due to Belgium’s poor performance in their World Cup opening in Qatar in 2022.
Michy Batshuayi, a former Chelsea player, scored the sole goal for the European heavyweights in the first half, while Thibaut Courtois saved from the penalty spot to deny Canada.
Canada were the superior team for the night but were let down by their finishing and De Bruyne admitted he was not happy with his side’s tendency to favour the long ball.
“It was not good,” De Bruyne told Sporza
“I thought we had the wrong way of building up in the first half, we didn’t find the space while the space was there.
“That was also what my discussion with Alderweireld was about.
“Anyway, some discussion about the way of playing is no problem. We do know what needs to change.”