Fans go wild after Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini saves his country

first_imgFrance have GriezmannBrazil have Neymar England have Harry KaneCroatia have ModricBelgium have Fellaini pic.twitter.com/bEyQncIIrC— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 2, 2018 2 Belgium vs. Japan:Without Fellaini0 goals2 concededWith Fellaini3 goals1 goal every 10 mins0 goals conceded🐐🐐🐐 #BEL pic.twitter.com/bWqBA5uKQN— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 2, 2018 Roberto Martinez was stunned to see his side slip to a 2-0 deficit Before Fellaini Came On:– Belgium 0-2 JapanAfter Fellaini Came On:– Belgium 3-2 Japan pic.twitter.com/5yg1bghuNN— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) July 2, 2018 At 2-0 down, boss Roberto Martinez decided to bring on Maroune Fellaini and West Bromich Albion flop Nacer Chadli and you could almost hear the jaws dropping in disbelief back in Belgium.Chadli had barely played all season for West Bromwich Albion and Fellaini is…well, Fellaini.But what an impact the Manchester United man had.Although Fellaini is deemed uncultured and awkward compared to his more glamorous teammates, he is certainly effective. Getting substitutions right in crucial games can be extremely difficult for managers.For every Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 1999, there’s a Steven Gerrard in 2015.It was clear to everyone watching that Belgium needed to make a change after being played off the park by Japan in Russia. Fellaini was the difference for Martinez ⚽️ #WorldCup Knockout Goals: Messi – 0 Ronaldo – 0 Fellaini – 1🐐 The Real GOAT. pic.twitter.com/VgvgHMCKWN— SPORF (@Sporf) July 2, 2018 And he proved that to full effect on Monday night, scoring the equaliser and turning the game completely around as Belgium secured a 3-2 win to progress to the quarter-finals where they will face Brazil.Fans on Twitter could not believe just how good the lanky midfielder was, even pointing out a certain stat which will upset messrs Ronaldo and Messi no end. Jose Mourinho envisioning all of the times he’s going to bring Fellaini off the bench to do exactly this next season… pic.twitter.com/a99lycgnF3— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) July 2, 2018 2 There can’t be that many players in world football that are better than Fellaini in the air— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) July 2, 2018last_img read more