Belgium's Lukaku currently tied with Ronaldo for Golden Boot

Marcus Newton
June 28, 2018

Belgium's first two goals, including an Eden Hazard penalty, in a span of 10 minutes were reward for exactly that early pressure, along with many more scoring chances.

"If we could have seven days to prepare (for) the game and then have another seven days until the next game, I would say let's carry on with the same starting 11", Martinez said.

In his post-match interview with the "BBC", Lukaku laid down the gauntlet: "This might be the last tournament for our generation because a few players are going to retire so we're playing for them and trying to leave a bit of history".

"Both teams will try to press each other very high and try to win the ball and dictate play".

Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens both also suffered minor issues in the Tunisia game and their participation against England could be limited as a precaution, even if there are no major concerns.

He will next be in action for Belgium against England on Thursday evening in a game that will decide who tops Group G. It is really good to see a team coming together, to fight so much for each other.

After his hat trick against Panama, Kane is the World Cup's top scorer with five goals.

The brute Belgium striker made it four goals in two World Cup games after his brace against Tunisia on Saturday.

Martinez knows that he has to make a number of changes to face England.

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Belgium took the lead inside six minutes, Eden Hazard converting a penalty after he had been brought down by Syam Ben Youssef. Tunisia captain Khazri grabbed their second goal just before the final whistle of their second defeat in Russian Federation .

Lukaku now has four goals in just two World Cup appearances in Russian Federation this summer.

"I never thought of scoring twice at the World Cup" Stones said.

'The start of this campaign was good and we should keep improving.

Their final round-robin game - against England - will provide a deeper insight into how Hazard, Lukaku and Co can measure up when up against an opposition of real pedigree.

In an emotional and open interview last week with the Players' Tribune, Lukaku accepted "some people in my own country want to see me fail".

There's one more reason why the Belgians and English may not be desperate to roll out their big guns in Kaliningrad.

"He will tell you that he's not here to be the top goalscorer in the World Cup", Martinez told journalists before Belgiums 5-2 victory over Tunisia.

These were Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's words as he recently documented his moving life story of struggle, grit, guts, audacity, and the glory that came with it. So far it doesn't seem to matter what he does, he keeps getting better and better and with Hazzard, Kevin de Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco all in form, Belgium are joint top scorers in Russian Federation with 8 goals from just two games.

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