Roberto Martinez refused to comment on his future as the Belgium head coach after his side lost to Italy in Munich at Euro 2020. The Belgians lost in the quarterfinals for the second time in a row. Wales beat them 3-1 in Euro 2016. Lorenzo Insigne put up a sublime performance to relegate them to the bridesmaid role once again. Martinez signed a contract taking him till the end of the 2022 World Cup but has recently been linked with a return to club football.
“Well, obviously, this is a moment that is very, very difficult to speak anything else than the defeat and that we are out of the Euros.” Roberto Martinez said after Belgium was knocked out by Italy at Euro 2020. “As I say, at the moment, it’s still too raw. And I do not want to say anything that it could be (seen as) emotional. At the moment, all I want to do is look back into this tournament and I would say that the players have done nothing wrong. It is the opposite.”
“They did everything they could to get us as far as we can (at Euro 2020). And now is the time to analyze and to assess. But, at the moment, the feelings of disappointment and sadness, unfortunately, is what is in my head now.” he added. “The feelings are what you can imagine, really – sadness and disappointment – because I do not think these players deserve to be out of this tournament.”