"Perhaps, we started slowly because we were worried. We've been working for two years for the sake of this game [against Panama] and this tournament... We respect all the rivals. The next two games [against Tunisia and England] will clear up many things, we hope to reach the knockout stage. This World Cup is decisive for many of us," Meunier told journalists.

Belgium, who beat Panama 3-0 in the teams' first World Cup match in Sochi earlier on Monday, are to face Tunisia on Saturday and England on 28 June.