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Marouane Fellaini tips Belgium for future success

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Marouane Fellaini has warned the world that this World Cup is just the beginning for Belgium's golden generation ahead of their quarter-final clash with Argentina.

The future

The Manchester United midfielder has been in impressive form for his national side, and he gave tips for three players that he expects to shine for Belgium in future.

He said: "Before the tournament not many people were talking about Divock Origi but he is the youngest goalscorer at the tournament and we knew he could make a big difference.

"Another is Michy Batshuayi - a player who has impressed at my old side Standard Liege and he is someone who is highly rated; he has just signed for Olympique Marseille after scoring lots of goals for Liege last season.

"He is another powerful striker who can be a big player for the national side in the future.

"A player from another of my previous clubs is Youri Tielemans at Anderlecht - he has only just turned 17 and has already played in the Champions League.

"He has great ability with amazing vision and awareness of his surroundings - he’s another player who has a very exciting future."

How to solve a problem like Messi

Fellaini's highly-fancied Belgian side will come up against their toughest test of the tournament when they entertain Argentina, who have Lionel Messi firing on all cylinders with four goals in four matches.

However, the 26-year old knows Alejandro Sabella's men have other threats and he said: "There is no doubt that Messi is a world class player as he has shown that in this tournament already.

"However this is the World Cup and you don’t get to this stage without having players throughout the team who are amongst some of the best in the world.

"They have players who have won Champions Leagues, Premier Leagues, La Ligas, Scudettos and more.

"We will of course be wary of the threat Messi poses but also the rest of the talent they have in their squad."

 

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