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Belgium's Tielemans hails Mbappe, discusses team's disappointment

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has praised forward Mbappe.

"He is a who played a good match. When you lead 1-0 in semifinal, you try to maintain it (keep the lead) and waste time. It's normal," said in a press conference on Thursday, two days before taking on England in the playoff for third place.

beat 1-0 in semifinals on Tuesday, reports

"There was frustration from our side ... We are disappointed. We fought, gave it all ... We lost and lost the opportunity to reach a final," said.

The midfielder, who played in the wins over Tunisia, England and Brazil, stressed the importance of Saturday's third-place match.

"I want to win on Saturday. The challenge now is to get the third spot and we should achieve it. has never been third," the 21-year-old said.



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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 00:38 IST