Belgium beat Canada 1-0 in FIFA World Cup 2022 opener . Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute .
Ar-Rayyan Qatar, November 24 : Belgium manager Roberto Martinez expressed happiness when his team beat Canada in the FIFA World Cup 2022 opener, despite the fact that Canada was better than them in what they wanted to achieve.In a Group F match of the upcoming FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal of the game.Canada was better than us in terms of what we wanted to achieve.They have a lot of speed and directness, and to be fair, we needed to show another aspect of our game.For me, victory is more important than when you win well, according to Martinez, who was quoted by Sky Sports.In the way they presented themselves, Canada deserved to be superior to us.In the end, however, the result shows what we had to do and how we treated each other, so we took our opportunity.You've seen many top teams lose games, and in this tournament, you continue to learn and grow.It is a huge advantage if you do so by winning games. There's a lot to work on as a team wins a game without winning well, he said.Belgium came back from the early crisis after Thibaut Courtois denied Alphonso Davies a goal from the penalty spot.The Real Madrid star did a great job, though.Canada had a fantastic chance to take the lead in 10 minutes when a Taylor Buchanan shot hit the arm of Yannick Carrasco in the area, but Thibaut Courtois saved him. While an old Belgian backline struggled in the face of assault, the North American team held their lead in the first minute, but fell behind after 44 minutes.Belgium scored the first goal of the season in the 43rd minute.Belgium took a 1-0 lead over Canada's tenacious defence thanks to Michy Batshuayi.Canada had a lot of opportunities, including a penalty, but they could not find the back of the net.