The Belgium international climbed off the bench in Marc Wilmots’ side’s opener against Algeria to head their equaliser before helping them to a win.
He started their second Group H match against Russia as Divock Origi’s 88th-minute goal fired them to the last 16 with a game to spare.
And the Manchester United man’s done it all with the help of Warrior’s radical new boot.
The new generation of Gamblers now has improved fit, supreme control and optimal traction – perfect for the players aiming to help control the tempo of the game.
The intricate design process has delivered a host of new improved technologies and features – starting with the revised, more ergonomic Ace Plate on the instep. This provides more aggressive grip and control to gain the split seconds required to leave opponents chasing shadows.
Strategically positioned Stacks on the forefoot absorb ball speed for unrivalled control. The Stacks use a sophisticated ThreeFold structure. Forming the base layer is the Control Foam, engineered to cushion both foot and ball. The chequerboard Tech Mesh gives the boot its unmistakable identity and enhances comfort. Working as a second skin with leather textural properties but with a weightless finish, the TPU Spread delivers added agility and movement. The Outsider Zone on the boot’s outer tip still allows for pinpoint accuracy with ball distribution.
The no-stitch Royal Flush inner combines with the embossed 4D Carpet for seamless fit and all-game comfort while the Lay-Off offset lacing system amplifies the Gambler’s fit and feel.
An implanted external Heel Shield gives protection by locking the foot in place and shielding from opponents playing one step behind. The FG War Plate 17 blade sole unit offers better traction and comfort.
General Manager of Warrior Football, Richard Wright said: “Warrior’s goal is to deliver products which support our players to amplify their mesmeric skills as well as helping the rest of the footballing community to improve their game.
“We listened to key feedback from the players on the first edition of the boot and that learning became an integral part in the development and design process for the second incarnation of Gambler. We wanted to create a boot which keeps its original distinguishable features but delivered new ones to control and change the game.”