"Like all the players, they could have a little worry that dates back to playing with their clubs during the season" he said.
So not only do we not know what he thinks about Tuesday's World Cup semi-final clash against his native France, we don't really know what he thinks about his role at all.
"At the time, there wasn't the jersey of Belgium, that's why we wore the one of France".
"This Belgium is the most complete team at the World Cup, in terms of every aspect".
Kevin De Bruyne was given a more advanced role and he hurt the Selecao time and time again, but Martinez can not spring the same surprise, although he may get some inside knowledge from assistant Thierry Henry, France's record goalscorer.
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Pope consoles Brazilian fans * Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Croatian over video * Goal-fest? "France are very much similar to us in terms of individualities", Martinez said on Monday. Unless Pogba is told to sit deep (he won't) or Blaise Matuidi can get all the way across from the left to help out (also unlikely) then Belgium will do serious damage.
'"I would be proud to show [him] that he chose the wrong camp", Olivier Giroud, the closest active pursuer to Henry's French record of 51 worldwide goals, told reporters.
"We will need to anticipate him and be well-positioned".
'That can happen. I am pleased for him to have the job as he is somebody I appreciate.
"I'd have preferred him to be with us and to be giving his advice to me".
World Cup favourites France are targeting the final in Russian Federation two decades after their 1998 triumph with one of their greatest players, Thierry Henry, plotting their downfall from the dugout of opponents Belgium.
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Our translation: We messed up Saturday. "I thought that we could be on the edge, but we've surpassed it", Johnson replied dourly. He spent the better part of two years playing on the Challenge Tour, Japanese Tour, and European Tour.
Belgium's assistant coachThierry Henry looks on during a training session in Dedovsk.
France has won all the three of the previous meetings at major tournaments, including two World Cup encounters against Belgium. France came back from a 1-2 deficit against Argentina, while Belgium turned an 0-2 defeat into a 3-2 win over Japan.
For the fifth time in World Cup history, the semi-finals will be an all-European affair.
"It's a group of people who share a vision of making Belgian football proud and achieving something important and these players have done that".
And that makes it easier for Martinez to switch tactics - which he's frequently prone to do - as he attempts to both create chances for his attacking lineup and stifle the threat of speedy France forwards Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann. "They have great players, individual talents who can decide the game in one moment".
The Red Devils are hoping to reach the final for the first time since the inception of the competition in 1930. And rather than having Henry waiting on the sideline to congratulate them, Griezmann and France now have their team's former captain on the sideline trying to beat them.
Personnel changes could see Belgian stalemate
When a manager makes significant changes to a team there is often a tendency for the play to become disjointed as players adjust.
It remains to be seen whether Martinez repeats that ploy against the French.
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