Belgium star Kevin de Bruyne believes England should be aiming to win both Euro 2021 and the 2022 World Cup.
The Three Lions picked up a 2-1 win over De Bruyne’s Red Devils on Sunday night, coming from behind to earn victory in their Nations League clash at Wembley.
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 16 minutes when Eric Dier brought the Inter Milan striker down inside the box, but 23 minutes later Marcus Rashford scored his own to level proceedings when Jordan Henderson was obstructed by Thomas Meunier inside the box.
And with 25 minutes remaining, Mason Mount’s deflected effort flew over Simon Mignolet and into the back of the net to seal a precious win for England.
Before their Nations League meeting, De Bruyne backed Gareth Southgate’s side to win back-to-back major tournaments, insisting they have the potential to do so.
“They should be very excited,” the Manchester City star said.
“They should aim to win the next Euros and World Cup. I think they have that potential.
“There are always a lot of teams who want to win it, but I think the team they have – the players who play in top clubs – they should do that.”
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez agreed with his star midfielder, waxing lyrical about the talent at Southgate’s disposal.
The former Everton and Wigan boss said: “His players are as good as anyone individually in world football and it is just a matter of time that they will get that trophy or major result in a major tournament.’
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England must now turn their attention to another Nations League clash with Denmark on Wednesday night.
Southgate will be hoping to have captain Harry Kane fit and firing again, having been forced to start the Tottenham ace on the bench this evening after he sustained muscle fatigue in the week.
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