Adnan Januzaj responds to *that* horror tackle from Kevin de Bruyne

Annette Crawford
June 18, 2018

Adnan Januzaj has finally responded to Kevin De Bruyne's ruthless tackle during Belgium World Cup training.

Belgium, who are in World Cup Group G along with England, play their first match of the tournament against Panama in Sochi on Monday.

Well, like, teammates leveling each other.

Januzaj was in possession of the ball near the right touchline during a practice game when De Bruyne, wearing an orange bib, flew towards him with both feet off the ground.

And the former Manchester United winger has since responded to the incident. That's part of the intensity of training, no more than normal.

"It shows that right now we're competitive, also in training".

Januzaj in action for Belgium.


It doesn't appear contact was made but the nature of the challenge is sure to anger Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

Speaking in a press conference, he said: "In a natural way, it shows you that it matters".

"You don't want to hurt anyone".

If it was De Bruyne's way of telling Januzaj, and the rest of his nation's squad, to up the speed and intensity of training, it was a amusing way of going about it and probably caused a moment of alarm for his coach, Roberto Martínez.

"It is something we have been working on, without things getting out of control".

Martinez has words with Januzaj.

"I think that's going to be very risky for any team that's going to be facing Panama in this tournament because they've got that incredible belief and competitive nature that they can achieve a dream and I think that's what the World Cup should be in football".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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