Sport The right winger delivered a high quality performance, punctuated by two assists for Romelu Lukaku.
The Devils did not deliver the perfect match, but the essential was clearly assured in Sweden. From the unveiling of the base 11, Domenico Tedesco showed that Belgium was not there to settle for the bare minimum. Yannick Carrasco, Kevin De Bruyne, Dodi Lukebakio, Leandro Trossard and Romelu Lukaku, Belgium immediately field 5 players with a very offensive vocation.
Among them, we obviously remember the hat-trick of the new number 10 of Belgium, the third of his international career. But the one who may have won the most points this Friday evening is Dodi Lukebakio. “I’m very happy, but the most important thing was the result and to show that we are a team. It’s a new team, with new players. Everything was not perfect and we know it, but this victory is very positive” he declared in the mixed zone after the meeting.
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Tenure on the right side, Dodi Lukebakio quickly put the Swedish defense in trouble. His dribbling, his high intensity runs, his quick starts quickly put poor Augustinsson in the daisies. On the 0-1 then on the 0-2, the Hertha Berlin player gave us a good example of his technical palette.
We play the 35th minute when, from the right side, the former Anderlecht gets on his left foot and delivers a marvelous cross to Romelu Lukaku, who extends with a header to deceive Olsen for the first time. Overflow, accelerate, return to his left foot and cross: check!
“At half-time, the coach asked me not to hesitate to enter the game to exploit my quality in 1 against 1. Kevin gives me the ball, I pass and I put it in the box for Romelu.” Here are the words of Dodi Lukebakio to our microphone after the meeting. Apply the coach’s instructions, check too. 4 minutes after returning from the locker room, Dodi completely pierces the defense of Sweden, before offering the 0-2 to Lukaku.
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The first impression is always the most important, Lukebakio understood it well. Johan Bakayoko made a good rise but probably doesn’t have the shoulders strong enough to take a starting position (and that’s completely normal).Dodi Lukebakio had to show that this right wing position is made for him. Successful bet, we can write it.
“I had a lot of fun and that’s the most important thing. We haven’t seen 100% of my qualities, everything can’t be perfect at the start, but I’m happy because it’s only the start” he concluded after the game.