Martinez's Belgium side ran out 1-0 winners against England in Kaliningrad on Thursday thanks to a wondrous Adnan Januzaj goal and despite making nine changes to their previous team that thrashed Tunisia 5-2 in Moscow.
But first England have to get to the last eight by ending a 12-year wait to win a knockout game in a major tournament when they face Colombia on Tuesday.
"We've at times had a squad with real top players and at times we've had a squad with not such outstanding players who've been in those knockout situations".
"We came here with a big squad and everyone is fighting for their place". We don't want to think too much about the other team.
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"I am here in Brussels in Belgium so of course I am going to be cheering for the home team", he said.
"I think all of the players mentioned are very talented players for their clubs".
There has been a penalty shootout at every World Cup since 1982 in Spain, and while it is still a matter of contention whether this is the best way to decide a victor, the post-match shootout is now common at all levels of the game. The route we've got now is Colombia, who have been poor and had James Rodriguez limped out of the Senegal game.
Colombia breaks out, Poland knocked out of World Cup
Poland struggled to cope with Colombia's midfield threats, with Juan Quintero starring alongside Cuadrado and Rodriguez. Yerry Mina , Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were all on the scoresheet in a convincing win for Colombia in Kazan.
"These are top sides and no worldwide game is easy", warned Alli.
England's Three Lions' winger Fabian Delph will leave his team's World Cup base in Russian Federation and is expected to head back to United Kingdom ahead of his wife giving birth. "If I'm on the pitch and if I've proved myself in training then I'm sure the lads and the manager might make me", he said.
"We are showing signs of being an exciting football team", Southgate said, having dismissed injury concerns over John Stones and praised Danny Rose.
"We want to be in those games".
Sunday starts with Russian Federation hosting Spain in Moscow's main stadium, with the late game pitting Denmark, which hasn't lost since the fall of 2016, against Croatia, which eased through its group with three wins. In worldwide football, that's just nearly a desperate call to see a loose team with no understanding of what we're trying to do.
But his first goal of the tournament against Nigeria set the tone for a memorable Argentina win, and the five-time Ballon d'Or will be looking to score his first knockout-stage goal ever when Argentina take on France.
However, from here if we don't reach the semi-finals you have to class it as disappointing.