Belgium’s Tielemans says England match a ‘must-win’ for both sides

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TUBIZE, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. BELGIUM PLAYERS ARRIVING FOR TEAM TRAINING SESSION, GOALKEEPER, THIBAUT COURTOIS (WEARING WHITE GLOVES) SEEN UP FRONT

2. SQUAD KICKING BALLS AROUND ON THE PITCH

3. COURTOIS (RIGHT) AND TEAM MATES KICKING BALL

4. PILE OF BALLS ON THE GROUND

5. BELGIUM GOALKEEPER, GAETAN COUCKE, RUNNING THE GAUNTLET

TUBIZE, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (ROYAL BELGIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION - ACCESS ALL)

6. BELGIUM MIDFIELDER, YOURI TIELEMANS, AT NEWS CONFERENCE

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BELGIUM MIDFIELDER, YOURI TIELEMANS, SAYING:

"It's a must-system.scripts.win for both of us (Belgium and England), so it will be a very competitive and very interesting game. But we don't have to forget that we have another game afterwards, which will be very important as well against Denmark, depending on the result. But I think both of the games will be very competitive."

TUBIZE, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

8. SQUAD JOGGING TO DURING WARMUP

9. TIELEMANS AND TEAM MATES JOGGING

10. JOURNALISTS FILMING TRAINING SESSION

11. SQUAD WARMING UP WITH A BELGIAN FLAG IN THE FOREGROUND

12. PLAYERS HANNES DELCROIX, KEVIN DEBRUYNE, DRIES MERTENS AND MICHY BATSHUAYI WARMING UP

13. SQUAD WARMING UP ON THE PITCH

14. JORIS KAYEMBE, JAN VERTONGEN, JASON DENAYER, HANS VANAEKEN, TIELEMANS, TOBY ALDERWEIRELD AND AXEL WITSEL WARMING UP

TUBIZE, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (ROYAL BELGIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION - ACCESS ALL)

15. (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) BELGIUM MIDFIELDER, YOURI TIELEMANS, SAYING:

"If you lose to an opponent (England), you want to rectify that in the next match. I think we have to be positive. Especially in the first half (of the last game against England) we had full control, except for the penalty phase. We played very well and had full control of the game. In the second half we stopped playing and then we should have continued playing as we did in the first half. I hope we can do that on Sunday (November 15) and win of course."

TUBIZE, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

16. MEDIA COVERING TRAINING SESSION

17. FORWARD, CHRISTIAN BENTEKE TRAINING

18. SQUAD RUNNING PASSING DRILLS

19. BELGIUM COACH, ROBERTO MARTINEZ, WATCHING SQUAD TRAIN

20. MORE OF SQUAD RUNNING PASSING DRILLS

21. DEFENDER, JAN VERTONGHEN, CHEERING

22. MORE OF SQUAD RUNNING PASSING DRILLS

23. SQUAD ON THE PITCH

STORY: Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans on Friday (November 13) called their crucial Nations League clash against England a "must-win" for both sides.

England beat Belgium 2-1 in their last meeting in October and Tielemans said they will be looking to "rectify" their loss this weekend.

The English will be without injured striker Marcus Rashford and defender Conor Coady, who is self-isolating as a precaution.

Belgium will host England at Leuven's Den Dreef stadium on Sunday (November 15) after the match was moved from Brussels because of a curfew imposed as part of a COVID-19 lockdown.

Denmark will travel to Belgium three days later on November 18.

Belgium currently lead the group on 9 points with Denmark ahead of England on goal difference at seven points a piece while Iceland sit at 0.

Video Transcript

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YOURI TIELEMANS: It's a must-win for both of us. So it will be a very competitive and very interesting game. But we don't have to forget that we have another game afterwards, which will be very important as well against Denmark, depending on the result. But I think both of the games will be very competitive.

YOURI TIELEMANS: [SPEAKING DUTCH]

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- Go, go, go, go go!