Tensions are simmering in Belgium World Cup after the team’s poor performance against Morocco, MySportDab reports.
The Red Devils suffered a shock defeat to the Atlas Lions, with their World Cup round of 16 hopes at risk.
After the shock defeat, there were simmering tensions in the squad following the player’s post-match reaction.
While Kevin De Bruyne blamed the defeat on Belgium’s aging squad, former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen blamed the defeat on the team’s abysmal performance against the African side.
Belgium’s loss against the Moroccans leaves them third in Group F with only their points from two matches.
They will have to at ease salvage a point against Group leaders Croatia in their final group game to stand a chance of qualifying for round 16.
Kevin De Bruyne has been critical of the squad following the performance, and his comments on aging in the squad did not sit well with other teammates, including team captain and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard.
Hazard is said to have confronted Kevin De Bruyne following his disparaging remarks about the team.
Things escalated as tempers flared up inside the dressing room following the defeat, with Hazard squaring up with the Manchester City star.
According to RTL Sport, Eden Hazard personally confronted De Bruyne following his comments, and both clashed, with Romelu Lukaku having to step in and separate the two.
Belgium face Croatia in a crucial last-group game that will determine their fate in the competition.