Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois has slammed the tactics employed by France during Belgium’s 1-0 semi-final loss to France on Tuesday.
Belgium were the tournament’s highest scorers heading into the game but France’s defensive display kept Belgium at bay.
“I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France,” said Hazard after the loss to France.
Hazard’s sentiments were also echoed by Belgium and Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois.
“France have played anti-football. I have not yet experienced that a striker plays so far from goal,” Courtois said.
“It’s their right to play like that… but it’s not nice to see. Not only the French tactics, but the referee… he didn’t call well at all.”