TUBIZE, Belgium – Belgium’s national soccer coach Roberto Martinez dismissed on Friday rumors of him leaving the Red Devils to coach Real Madrid, stressing that his only concern was to make Belgium the best national soccer team in the world.
The 45-year-old Spanish coach, who has helmed the Belgian squad since 2016, has been rumored to be the next choice to take the reins of Los Blancos after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui on Oct. 29.
“I cannot control the (Real Madrid) rumors. I only care about trying to do my best,” Martinez said during a press conference in which he announced the Red Devils’ roster for upcoming international matches.
Martinez, who led Belgium to earn the 2018 FIFA World Cup bronze medal this summer, joked to the members of the media after being pressured about his future.
“I have answered this in two languages. I can try in 3 or 4, in body language or karaoke style, but the answer is still the same,” he said.