Neither a native French or Flemish speaker, Martinez has got the whole squad to converse in English. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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In going beyond the last eight, Martinez has already succeeded where his predecessor Marc Wilmots failed, following quarterfinal defeats to Argentina four years ago and in shock fashion to Wales at Euro 2016 .However, it is the manner in which Martinez has masterminded that route to the semis that has vindicated the Belgian federation's decision to hire a manager seen as damaged goods in 2016 after three largely unsuccessful seasons at Goodison Park.Henry was part of France's own golden generation that won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship two years later.Thanks to Martinez's tactical flexibility, that dream is now just two games away.
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