Kevin de Bruyne, author of a very sluggish performance, was surprised to have received the man of the match trophy after the match against Canada.
Belgium suffered against Canada. The Red Devils were indeed mistreated, especially in the first period, and can be happy to have won 1-0, Michy Batshuayi finding the fault just before the break. Kevin de Bruyne was undoubtedly one of the best symbols of this poor performance, the Belgian playmaker, uninspired, multiplying the bad choices.
The Manchester City player was nevertheless named man of the match at the end of the meeting. A distinction that the third of the last Ballon d’Or had difficulty understanding at the end of the meeting. “I don’t think I had a great game. I don’t know why I received this trophy. Maybe I was chosen because of my name,” reacted the Mancunian player in remarks relayed by The Telegraph.
The designation of Kevin de Bruyne is not the only incongruity in the matter spotted since the start of the competition. Little in sight against Morocco, Luka Modric was also elected man of the match after Croatia’s draw against the Atlas Lions. And even the trophy won by Kylian Mbappé, certainly author of a goal and an assist, after the match against Australia could make you wince. Kevin de Bruyne’s hypothesis seems to be true: premium is given to big names.