Belgium won 4-0 against Bosnia and Herzegovina last night, with Premier League stars Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweireld and Romelu Lukaku on the scoresheet.
Everton’s Lukaku made it 4-0 in the 79th minute, but was booed by the fans for missing an open goal earlier in the game.
However, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez expressed his support for Lukaku after the game, and insisted it was painful to hear fans boo the 23-year-old.
He said: “The chemistry between players and fans is a key ingredient for success. It hurt me to be hearing a player booed. It made me think back to the game against Spain.
“The only cure for Romelu is to score goals, that’s football. Romelu is still young, I know him well, so I knew he was right in his head to make up for his mistake and he did. I hope the fans realise that Romelu needs their support to shine.”
Lukaku has started the season in impressive form with five goals already in the Premier League, and would certainly appreciate the words of encouragement from the former Everton boss.
There’s huge expectation around the Belgium team and they were booed during their last match which was against Spain.